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Raphael, Ray

Overview
Works: 41 works in 154 publications in 4 languages and 12,652 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Anecdotes  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: E208, 973.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ray Raphael
A people's history of the American Revolution : how common people shaped the fight for independence by Ray Raphael( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses diaries, letters, and memoirs to recount the events of the American Revolution from the perspective of those who lived through it
Founding myths : stories that hide our patriotic past by Ray Raphael( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See what stories in American history may not be true
Founders : the people who brought you a nation by Ray Raphael( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives of seven lesser known figures from the Revolutionary period, including one of Washington's soldiers, a wealthy merchant, a blacksmith, and the politically active Mercy Otis Warren
Revolutionary founders : rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nation( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume consisting of twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. This is a 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. It explores the founding fathers' more radical contemporaries, who advocated for true liberty for all at the United States' inception, including the abolition of slavery and equality despite race, class, or gender. While the founding fathers advocated a break from Britain and espoused ideals of republican government, none proposed significant changes to the fabric of colonial society. Yet during this revolutionary period some people did believe that "liberty" meant llibery for all and that equality should be applied to political, economic, and religious spheres. These essays are the stories of individuals and groups who exemplified the radical ideals of the American Revolution more in keeping with values of today. This volume helps us to understand the social conflicts unleashed by the struggle for independence, the Revolution's achievements, and the unfinished agenda it left to future generations to confront
Mr. President : how and why the founders created a chief executive by Ray Raphael( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the story of how the American presidency was shaped during the Constitutional Convention, in a history that includes Gouverneur Morris, James Madison, and George Washington, each trying to see his vision for the office of the president realized
The men from the boys : rites of passage in male America by Ray Raphael( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first American revolution : before Lexington and Concord by Ray Raphael( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raphael examines the movement toward revolution in Massachusetts before 1775
The teacher's voice : a sense of who we are by Ray Raphael( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constitutional myths : what we get wrong and how to get it right by Ray Raphael( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Americans of late have taken to waving the Constitution in the air and proclaiming, 'The founders were on MY side! See, it's all right here!' But these phantom constitutions bear little relation to the historical one. By entering the world of the Constitution's framers, and experiencing it one day after the next as they did, Ray Raphael helps us understand how and why they created the document they did. Casting aside preconceptions and commonly held beliefs, he asks provocative questions that get to the heart of the document and its purposes: Was the aim of the Constitution really to limit government? Why didn't the framers include a Bill of Rights? Did they hate taxes? Was James Madison actually the 'Father of the Constitution, ' as proclaimed in our textbooks? Can we find the true meaning of the Constitution by reading The Federalist Papers or by revealing the framers' 'original intent'? The answers to these questions are bound to surprise and enlighten. Before we can consider what the framers would do if they were alive today, we first need to see what they did during their own time, not in our terms, but theirs. Only then can we begin to resolve the sweeping question that affects us all: what does the Constitution, written at a different time, mean for us today? With this meticulously researched historical tour de force, Raphael sets the record straight--and sounds a vital call for a reasoned and evidence-driven debate about our founding document"--Provided by publisher
An everyday history of somewhere, being the true story of Indians : deer, homesteaders, potatoes, loggers, trees, fishermen, salmon, & other living things in the backwoods of northern California by Ray Raphael( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of 74 : how the American Revolution began by Ray Raphael( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and "the shot heard around the world," but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period that has nearly been lost to history. The Spirit of 74 fills in this gap in our nation's founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, real people made a revolution. After the Tea Party, Parliament not only shut down a port but also revoked the sacred Massachusetts charter. Completely disenfranchised, citizens rose up as a body and cast off British rule everywhere except in Boston, where British forces were stationed. A "Spirit of 74" initiated the American Revolution, much as the better-known "Spirit of 76" sparked independence. Redcoats marched on Lexington and Concord to take back a lost province, but they encountered Massachusetts militiamen who had trained for months to protect the revolution they had already made
Tree talk : the people and politics of timber by Ray Raphael( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More tree talk : the people, politics, and economics of timber by Ray Raphael( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edges : backcountry lives in America today on the borderlands between the old ways and the new by Ray Raphael( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cash crop : an American dream by Ray Raphael( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete idiot's guide to the Founding Fathers and the birth of our nation by Ray Raphael( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Nyanja and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Founding Fathers lived in a groundbreaking time in U.S. history. The care and feeding of the new nation was their responsibility. This guide lets you see inside the minds of these great thinkers and the budding nation they helped get up and running
The American Revolution : a people's history : how common people shaped the fight for independence by Ray Raphael( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women - Loyalists and Pacifists - Native Americans - African Americans - Thomas Jefferson - George Washington
Edges : human ecology of the backcountry by Ray Raphael( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little White Father : Redick McKee on the California frontier by Ray Raphael( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two peoples, one place by Ray Raphael( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A people's history of the American Revolution : how common people shaped the fight for independence
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Founding myths : stories that hide our patriotic pastFounders : the people who brought you a nationRevolutionary founders : rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nationThe first American revolution : before Lexington and ConcordTree talk : the people and politics of timberMore tree talk : the people, politics, and economics of timberThe complete idiot's guide to the Founding Fathers and the birth of our nationThe American Revolution : a people's history : how common people shaped the fight for independence