The People’s Martyr: Thomas Wilson Dorr and His 1842 Rhode Island Rebellion by Dr. Erik Chaput

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Providence College’s Dr. Erik Chaput (’03 alum and faculty in the School of Continuing Education) has published, The People’s Martyr: Thomas Wilson Dorr and His 1842 Rhode Island Rebellion.” Through his engaging narrative, Dr. Chaput shows the Dorr Rebellion as a critical moment of American history leading up to the Civil War. The rebellion was the only revolutionary republican movement in the antebellum period that claimed the people’s sovereignty as the basis for the right to alter or abolish a form of government.

You can read a complete summary of The People’s Martyr: Thomas Wilson Dorr and His 1842 Rhode Island Rebellion” and reviews at the University Press of Kansas Website, here.

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Posted by: on August 6, 2013   |Comments (0)|Spotlights