Inside the Book:
Winner of Multiple Awards for its
to Revolutionary War Literature.
About Embattled Farmers
They were ordinary farmers, laborers, merchants, tradesmen, slaves, and former slaves, the cross-section of a typical eighteenth-century New England farming community. But when faced with the loss of their cherished liberties and long-standing tradition of self-government, they were swept up in an epic struggle against long odds. These are the forgotten men who fought the American Revolution.
Meticulously researched, Embattled Farmers traces the footsteps of 256 men—all from the same town—who served on both sides of the war. Their stories bring to life the human dimensions of American’s War for Independence. Read more...
Praise for Embattled Farmers
“Embattled Farmers resonates beyond the community… shedding light on the farmers who took on the redcoats 238 years ago.” —Kathleen Pierce, The Boston Globe
“This work is an
immeasurable service to the town and to these patriots, as well as a rare pleasure.”
Boston College, and former Captain,