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He ran away; the school mistress locked him in a dark closet; he dug his way out. Hewes recalled his education at the next school as “little more than a series of escapes” from being whipped. Unable to control her son, his mother Abigail sent him to live with an uncle in Wrentham, where George was made to endure the monotonous routine of farm life. Upon reaching the age of apprenticeship, he was placed under the care of a shoemaker named Downing who tried to keep him in line with a cowhide. Even so, Hewes recounted incidents of breaking curfew, fooling his master, and stealing food.

7. The Body of the People People’s History and the American Revolution . . Who’s In and Who’s Out . . The Human Face of Freedom Notes Index The research for A People’s History of the American Revolution was made possible in part by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. SERIES PREFACE Turning history on its head opens up whole new worlds of possibility. Once, historians looked only at society’s upper crust: the leaders and others who made the headlines and whose words and deeds survived as historical truth.

New York LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA Raphael, Ray. A people’s history of the American Revolution : how common people shaped the fight for independence / Ray Raphael. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-5955-8851-7 1. United States—History—Revolution, 1775–1783—Personal narratives 2. United States—History—Revolution, 1775–1783—Social aspects. I. Title. 3'092'2—dc21 00–062039 The New Press was established in 1990 as a not-for-profit alternative to the large, commercial publishing houses currently dominating the book publishing industry.

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