The Times That Try Men's Souls
- Biographies & Memoirs, American History , American Presidents
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The grief of separated loyalties
All wars are tragic, but the ideological war waged at the foundation of our nation severed intimate family relationships and bonds of friendship in addition to the loss of life on the battle fields.
In her poignant, vivid narrative, Malcolm traces the origins and experience of that division—growing political disagreements, the intransigence of colonial and government officials swelling into a flood of mob violence. In that tidal wave opportunities for reconciliation were lost. Those loyal to the royal government fled into exile or stayed home to support British troops. Patriots risked everything in a fight they seemed destined to lose. Many people simply hoped to get on with ordinary life in extraordinary times.
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|November 7, 2023