By Virginia DeJohn Anderson
Neither Nathan Hale nor Moses Dunbar intentionally got down to be a innovative or a loyalist, but either suffered an identical destiny. They died while there has been each indication that Britain might win the yank Revolution. Had that been the result, Dunbar, convicted of treason and because forgotten, may good be celebrated as a martyr. And Hale, stuck spying at the British, could most likely be remembered as a traitor, instead of a progressive hero.
In The Martyr and the Traitor, Virginia DeJohn Anderson bargains an intertwined narrative of fellows from very comparable backgrounds and divulges how their relationships inside of their households and groups grew to become politicized because the imperial obstacle with Britain erupted. She explores how those males cast their loyalties in perilous occasions and believed the reasons for which they died to be honorable. via their stories, The Martyr and the Traitor illuminates the influence of the Revolution on traditional lives and the way the tales of patriots and loyalists have been remembered and forgotten after independence.
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The Martyr and the Traitor: Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution by Virginia DeJohn Anderson