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Shays' Rebellion: The Making of an Agrarian Insurrection Paperback – January 30, 1984
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In Mr. Szatmary's book, government preferment of commercial interests over and defeat of the majority, independent "yeoman" farmers, was an object lesson. It has also proven to be an harbinger of things to come.
"I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing..", wrote Thomas Jefferson, but his sentiments are largely irrelevant. Now that the number of subsistence farmers is negligible, it has become easier in this global economy of wage-earners, to subvert feelings of independence and assert control. What is to keep the arrogance of our leaders in check, as when Washington National Airport was renamed as a monument to Ronald Reagan, memorializing his defeat of the Air Trafffic Controllers?
What has kept me from buying "Shays's Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle" by Leonard L. Richards is that the description of it, along with the reviews I have read, lead me to suppose that Mr.Richards has simply re-framed the event and shown it in another light.
I also liked "Shays' Rebellion: The American Revolution's Final Battle" by Leonard Richards.
I recommend reading both.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
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I liked the original Shays' Rebellion better then this book.Published on July 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer