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Alfred F. Young
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Alfred F. Young is professor emeritus of history at Northern Illinois University and was a senior research fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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Masquerade
The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier
Written by Alfred F. Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $16.95

In Masquerade, Alfred F. Young scrapes through layers of fiction and myth to uncover the story of Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts woman who passed as a man and fought as a soldier for seventeen months toward the end of the American Revolution.

Deborah Sampson was not the only woman to pose as... Read more >

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Revolutionary Founders
Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation
Written by Ray Raphael
Edited by Alfred F. Young and Gary Nash


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $16.95

In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh, new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the “Founding Fathers.”

While the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Revolutionary Founders
Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation
Edited by Alfred F. Young, Ray Raphael and Gary Nash


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $32.50

In twenty-two original essays, leading historians trace the course of the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic.

Neither Washington, Jefferson, nor Madison were “revolutionary” in any modern sense of the word: while they cast off imperial dependence, they left unchallenged the underpinnings of most societal structures, as well as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Revolutionary Founders
Rebels, Radicals, and Reformers in the Making of the Nation
Edited by Alfred F. Young, Ray Raphael and Gary Nash


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $12.99

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