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Published: 20 January 2005

400 Pages | 43 halftones & line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195181319

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The Marketplace of Revolution

How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence

T. H. Breen

The Marketplace of Revolution offers a boldly innovative interpretation of the mobilization of ordinary Americans on the eve of independence. Breen explores how colonists who came from very different ethnic and religious backgrounds managed to overcome difference and create a common cause--the consumer boycott--capable of galvanizing resistance.