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"Hoffer's engaging prose, clear argument, and varied use of cultural sources, such as poems and songs, make this book accessible and interesting to a broad audience... Prelude to Revolution is a fine study written primarily for a popular audience by a prolific scholar who adeptly restores the Salem Gunpowder Raid to its rightful place in the history of the American Revolution."

"Prelude to Revolution is a well-told story that deserves to be read. Although it is written for an undergraduate audience, graduate students and the public would also profit from and enjoy this work. As Hoffer walks the reader through the event and how is was remembered and then forgotten, he reveals something of the practice of the historian's craft, even as he resurrects a dimly-remembered event."

Prelude to Revolution
The Salem Gunpowder Raid of 1775
Publication Date: 14 Nov 2013
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 168 pages
Illustrations: 6 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421410067