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On Nov. 21, 2019, T. H. Breen discussed his new book, The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, showing how ordinary Americans, far from the halls of power and the fields of battle, turned a faltering rebellion into an enduring Revolution to create a country based on the will of the people. The Will of the People was recently featured as part of the Museum's Read the Revolution series, offering a curated collection of exciting and thought-provoking books about the American Revolution. You can buy The Will of the People online through the Museum Shop.

T. H. Breen is the James Marsh Professor at-large, University of Vermont and Founding Director of the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies at Northwestern University.

Read the Revolution is sponsored by The Haverford Trust Company

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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Vincent Brown
 

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The Will of the People

Read an excerpt from T.H. Breen's book, The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America.
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Rhonda Brace (left), a descendent of Jeffrey Brace, who was enslaved during the Revolutionary era, found freedom, and wrote a memoir in 1810, which was republished in 2004 by Kari Winter (right).
 

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