Acclaimed historian Russell Shorto uncovers the diverse stories of six historical figures on the eve of the Revolution—a Native American warrior, a British aristocrat, a woman, a slave, a laborer, and George Washington himself—shedding new light on the meaning of freedom and describing how the struggle to uphold Revolutionary ideals remains to this day.
Russell Shorto is the author of The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America and Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City. His most recent book is Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom.
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