The Nonviolent History of American Independence

Sun, Riviera
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/29/the-nonviolent-history-of-american-independence/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  29/06/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19644

Often minimized in our history books, the tactics of nonviolent action played a powerful role in achieving American Independence from British rule. Benjamin Naimark-Rowse wrote, "the lesson we learn of a democracy forged in the crucible of revolutionary war tends to ignore how a decade of nonviolent resistance before the shot-heard-round-the-world shaped the founding of the United States, strengthened our sense of political identity, and laid the foundation of our democracy.'

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