Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom
Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom. By Russell Shorto. ISBN 978-0-393-24554-7. Copyright 2018. Hardcover with 622 pages including notes, bibliography, and index.
This fast paced story takes us back to the founding of the American nation, drawing on diaries, letters and autobiographies to flesh out six lives that cast the era in a fresh new light.
The characters include an African man who freed himself and his family from slavery, a rebellious young woman who abandoned her abusive husband to chart her own course and a certain Mr. Washington, who was admired for his social graces but harshly criticized for his often-disastrous military strategy.Through these lives we understand that the revolution was fought over the meaning of individual freedom, a philosophical idea that became a force for violent change. This powerful narrative and a brilliant defense of American values makes the compelling case that the American Revolution is still being fought today and that its ideals are worth defending.