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Alfred F. Young. Liberty Tree: Ordinary People and the American Revolution. New York: New York University Press, 2006. 426 pages. $22.00 (paper). This paperback volume is one of those rare instances in which the reader actually can tell a great deal about the book's contents by its cover. Professor Alfred Young chose a cartoon first published in London in 1774 showing "Bostonians Paying the Excise-Man or Tarring and Feathering." The image encompasses much of the fascinating subject matter of this important work: the practice of punishing royal agents by covering them with tar and feathers, a liberty tree, and in the background an impression of the Boston Tea Party. These subjects and many more fill the pages of this highly readable and singularly informative collection of the author's essays on the social nature of the American Revolution. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] It surely was not an easy task to address this...
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Foard, Douglas. "Liberty tree: Ordinary People and the American Revolution." Phi Kappa Phi Forum, vol. 88, no. 1, 2008, p. 22. Academic OneFile, Accessed 19 Feb. 2019.
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