A People's History of the United States Questions and Answers
by Howard Zinn

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What experiences besides economic deprivation or hardship might have caused colonists to resent their local or state governments?

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Zinn makes the argument that the American Revolution was "half a revolution."  Essentially, the condition of landed wealth and entrenched power that the colonists rebelled against was replaced with entrenched colonial power.  The same tendencies of elitism and class stratification was reinforced with the establishment of the Continental Congress and the ruling Colonists upon the...

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