American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution
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Families of the revolution
Everyone recognizes John Hancock's signature at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence but Nina Sankovitch's American Rebels explores for the first time the family and community connections that led to it. Sankovitch examines the intertwined lives of John Hancock, John Adams, Josiah Quincy Jr, Abigail Smith Adams, and Dorothy Quincy Hancock, and argues for the distinct roles each played in fomenting revolution.
Sankovitch presents in vivid detail, the ties that bound these men and women together, including faith, love, ambition, and envy. She also explores how the desire for independence cut across class lines, bringing people together as well as dividing them, as they pursued commonly-held goals of opportunity, liberty, and stability.
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|Release Date:||March 24, 2020|