By Jayne E. Triber
Portraying the guy in the back of the parable, "A actual Republican" is going past the well-known "ride" to discover Paul Revere's better position within the American Revolution, the evolution of his political suggestion, and his transformation from progressive artisan to entrepreneur within the early republic. "The most sensible complete biography we have now of Revere".--Gordon S. wooden, writer of "The Radicalism of the yankee Revolution". thirteen illustrations.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. Revere, Paul, 17351818. StatesmenMassachusetts Biography. MassachusettsBiography. United States HistoryRevolution, 17751783Biography. Title. 4'03'092dc21 [b]97-32621 CIP British Library Cataloguing in Publication data are available. Page v Contents List of Illustrations vii Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Chapter One Clark's Wharf 7 Chapter Two An Artisan and a Freemason 21 Chapter Three The Political Awakening of Paul Revere 37 Chapter Four A Son of Liberty 55 Chapter Five "My Worthy Friend Revere" 73 Chapter Six "Mr.
The number of taxable polls decreased from 3,395 in 1738 to 2,972 in 1741 to about 2,660 in 1745. The artisans and shopkeepers of the North End would have to make up the losses with an increased tax burden. " The middling ranks feared the tax burden of war, but it was the mariners and laborers who were pressed into service to fight the Crown's wars who had the most to lose by prolonged periods of war. 33 In November 1747 Commodore Charles Knowles, commander of the royal squadron that fought at Louisburg, put into port at Boston for the purpose of impressing colonial seamen to replace royal deserters.
Explaining to his cousin John Rivoire of Guernsey why the colonies had to fight a war with England, Revere offered a lengthy review of the Imperial Crisis, which seems to have been the result of an extensive reading of newspapers and pamphlets, along with attendance at political meetings. 25 Intelligent and well informed, Paul Revere was still largely a self-educated man who, like many self-educated people, had great respect for formal education. His own lack of education and social refinement meant that Revere would never quite become a gentleman, but he saw to it that his children were educated to fulfill his social ambitions.