Taylor is the author of a number of books about colonial America, the American Revolution, and the early American republic.
But unlike most workaday reporters, Lepore is steeped in the history of the city and the American Revolution.
Yet the scale of the violence in the American Revolution was, by the standards of the other great revolutions of history, modest.
The people who made the American Revolution were, by 18th-century standards, exceptionally well-off and well-educated.
The American Revolution was protracted: Five years elapsed between the Declaration of Independence and Yorktown.
Franklin had deposited with him his notes and papers concerning the American Revolution.
They might not have been so warlike if the American Revolution had not started.
It is as ripe to be a nation as these Colonies were on the eve of the American Revolution.
The American Revolution was not remotely affected by this habit.
The American Revolution in proclaiming the rights of humanity struck a blow at the protective system.