A History in Comics of the American Revolution
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The American Revolution was a revolt of the people–so why not tell the story from a “populist” perspective? Enter acclaimed cartoonist Stan Mack, who has created a whimsical, yet serious, cartoon account of the war and the issues that inspired it.
This graphic account of the birth of the United States features a colorful cast of characters: a chubby, insecure King George III, a rabble-rousing Samuel Adams, a harried but resolute George Washington. But at the heart of the story are the rebellious and misunderstood colonists themselves, whose disaffection ultimately drove the fledgling nation to war—and who emerge here as the main players in the drama. Mack’s contemporary commentator, “Carl,” makes appearances throughout the book, offering incisive, funny, and occasionally acerbic commentary on the events at hand. Along the way, Mack covers the mainstays of the story—the Enlightenment philosophies that informed the Revolution, the revolt against taxes, the Continental Congress, issues surrounding slavery and Native Americans, and the fighting itself.
Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels offers a thoroughly entertaining yet lucid account of the original peoples’ insurgence.
Hardcover Book : 176 pages
Publisher: NBM Publishing ( September 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-661823
Product Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 17.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)