The American Revolutionary War: The Dates, Causes, and Timeline in the Fight for Independence

The American Revolutionary War: The Dates, Causes, and Timeline in the Fight for Independence 2

It’s April 18, 1775, in Boston, Massachusetts. The eve of the American Revolution, although you don’t know it yet. It’s been five years since you arrived with your family to the colonies, and while life has been tough, especially during the first years when you worked as an indentured servant to pay for your voyage, …

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What does it mean to be ‘Working Class?’

What does it mean to be 'Working Class?' 3

Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, The Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (Boston: Beacon Press 2000) LABOUR HISTORIANS STUDY the working class to examine its development, composition, working conditions, lifestyle, culture, and many other aspects. But what exactly do we mean when we use the term “working class”? Over the past half-century, …

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