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The Cause: a history of the American revolution for our own troubled time

27 days ago   |   By The Guardian

In his new work on 1776 and all that, Joseph Ellis sees the roots of anti-government intransigence and conspiracy theories A word to know: semiquincentennial, which will appear with increasing frequency as the 250th anniversary of American independence approaches. Joseph Ellis, author of well-regarded biographies of America's founders, is out early with a history of the revolution. Related: Travels with George review: Washington, America's original sin... and its divided present
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