Frontier Rebels

The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: History, American
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In Frontier Rebels, historian Patrick Spero tells the story of the Black Boys, a band of rebels whose protests ignited the American Revolution.

In 1765, as the Stamp Act riled eastern seaports, frontiersmen clashed with the British Empire over another issue: Indian relations. When British officials launched a risky diplomatic expedition into the American interior to open trade with the Indian warrior Pontiac, the Black Boys formed to stop it.

Distrustful of Native neighbors and suspicious of imperial aims, the Black Boys led an uprising that threatened the future of Britain's empire. Clashing with unscrupulous traders, daring diplomats, Native warriors, and imperious British officials, the Black Boys evolved into an organized political movement that resisted the Crown years before the Declaration of Independence. 

A fast-paced book examining an overlooked conflict, Frontier Rebels brings to life a forgotten cast of characters and sheds new light on the origins of American Independence.

©2018 Patrick Spero (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Finally!

The REAL story of how the American Revolution began. The reader has some pronunciation issues (he ain't from aroun' here), but he has told the true and accurate story of the Black Boys. Anyone who thinks they know the colonial and revolutionary period seriously needs to read this book.