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Men Out of Time: Confronting History and Myth

Michael A. McDonnell
The William and Mary Quarterly
Vol. 68, No. 4 (October 2011), pp. 644-648
DOI: 10.5309/willmaryquar.68.4.0644
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Men Out of Time: Confronting History and Myth
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Staughton Lynd and David Waldstreicher attempt to cut across old divisions in the historiography of the American Revolution between whigs and progressives (or neo-whigs and neo-progressives) to argue that the Revolution was a colonial independence movement and the reasons for it were fundamentally economic. Robert G. Parkinson, Jack Rakove, Barbara Clark Smith, and Michael A. McDonnell respond to the essay; the Forum concludes with Lynd and Waldstreicher’s reply.

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