Shays's Rebellion

Leonard L. Richards provides a clear picture of Shays's Rebellion, capturing the spirit of the insurgency, the reasons for the revolt, and its long-term impact on the participants, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. Shays's Rebellion, though seemingly a local affair, was the revolution that gave rise to modern American democracy.

Shays's Rebellion
The American Revolution's Final Battle

Leonard L. Richards

2002 | 216 pages | Cloth $24.95 | Paper $21.95
American History
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Table of Contents

1. Defiance
2. Crackdown
3. Oath Takers and Leaders
4. The Revolutionary Government and Its Beneficiaries
5. Banner Towns and Core Families
6. Reverberations
7. Climax