Paul Revere by Paul Revere Memorial Association
Artisan, Businessman, and Patriot

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Since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow endowed Paul Revere's ride to Lexington and Concord with mythic qualities, Revere (1734-1818) has come to represent the quintessence of American patriotism. In the process of placing him among the pantheon of the founding fathers, we have lost sight of the diverse influences that shaped his life and his vital role as an artisan and entrepreneur. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Museum of our National Heritage in Lexington, Massachusetts, Paul Revere presents Revere as his contemporaries would have known him. The authors examine Revere's family background, silver shop and related business activities, place in the history of American silversmiths, pioneering role in the development of America's copper rolling industry, and 40-year affiliation with Freemasonry. As the authors weave these aspects of Revere's experience into the fabric of his reputation, Paul Revere emerges as a multifaceted individual who was able to take advantage of the opportunities one century offered the son of a French immigrant while helping to lead the way into the next.

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Published June 1, 1988 by Univ Publ Assn. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction