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Book contextualizes American Revolution

The Long American Revolution and Its Legacy brings together Lester D. Langley’s personal and professional link to the long American Revolution in a narrative that spans more than 150 years and places the Revolution in multiple contexts—from the local to the transatlantic and hemispheric and from racial and gendered to political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. It offers a reminder that this country is an old republic but a young nation and shows how an awareness of that dynamic is critical to understanding the current political, cultural and social climate. In a sweeping account that incorporates both the traditional, iconic literature on the Revolution and more recent works in U.S.,
Canadian, Latin American, Caribbean and Atlantic world history, Langley addresses fundamental questions about the Revolution’s meaning, continuing relevance and far-reaching legacy.

Langley is a research professor of history emeritus at UGA.