Samuel Adams :father of the American Revolution /Mark Puls.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-249129

Description

273 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm., "A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers, Samuel Adams forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to America's irreversible split from the empire. He was behind nearly every major protest over British rule, and his pioneering tactics of civil disobedience outfoxed the leading ministers in England." "Adams was the most influential political writer in colonial America and he used this power to guide Americans toward independence. His remarkable political career progressed hand in hand with America's decision to become a nation and his mark can be seen on all the major issues that ensued - from the notion of no taxation without representation to the Declaration of Independence. Patriots who later became U.S. Presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams - all acknowledged that they built the nation upon Adams' tremendous achivements." "Now, in this biography, Adams' story is told in full and his crucial role in American history is finally restored. Mark Puls breathes new life into Adams' legacy, showing that the values he instilled continue to define America today."--BOOK JACKET.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Signers
Declaration of Independence
Politicians
Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog.
Hommes politiques Biographies.
Politics and government 1775-1783.
Politique et gouvernement 1775-1783.

Originator

Puls, Mark, 1963-

Contents

Timeline of the life of Samuel Adams -- Who is who in Samuel Adams: father of the American Revolution -- The education of a radical -- Civil disobedience -- A bundle of sticks -- The true sentiments of America -- All the king's men -- Persecution -- the Boston Massacre -- Standing alone -- The fuse of a revolution -- Portents of war -- Revolution -- Independence -- The trials of war -- A Constitution -- Twilight -- Patriarch of liberty.

Publication

New York : Palgrave Macmillan

Description

273 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
"A genius at devising civil protests and political maneuvers, Samuel Adams forced Britain into coercive military measures that ultimately led to America's irreversible split from the empire. He was behind nearly every major protest over British rule, and his pioneering tactics of civil disobedience outfoxed the leading ministers in England." "Adams was the most influential political writer in colonial America and he used this power to guide Americans toward independence. His remarkable political career progressed hand in hand with America's decision to become a nation and his mark can be seen on all the major issues that ensued - from the notion of no taxation without representation to the Declaration of Independence. Patriots who later became U.S. Presidents - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams - all acknowledged that they built the nation upon Adams' tremendous achivements." "Now, in this biography, Adams' story is told in full and his crucial role in American history is finally restored. Mark Puls breathes new life into Adams' legacy, showing that the values he instilled continue to define America today."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-265) and index.
Complimentary copy, September 21, 2006.

ISBN

1403975825 (alk. paper)
9781403975829 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks E302.6.A2 P85 2006

Other People and Orgs

Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803.
Adams, Samuel.
Adams, Samuel (1722-1803).
United States.

Material Type

Biography.

Places

United States
âEtats-Unis
Verenigde Staten.

Edition

1st ed.