Joseph Warren and the Boston Rebellion (Paperback, 2019)
Order today - Free Shipping! Softcover, 123 Pages. 57 color plates, 32 black and white images and engravings. 8.5" x 8.5" (inches). Green Dragon Publishing. Compiled by Shane A. Newell.
This book is a fine art memorial to Joseph Warren framed by previously published narrative accounts of the events that gave rise to the Boston rebellion. These works of art are from both modern and early times. The early portraits of Warren portray him as the genteel Boston physician. During the century following his death, paintings and engravings were made of him as the Major General and martyr of the American Revolution. The modern paintings, some of which have been commissioned for this book, are narrative portraits of Warren as the statesman, revolutionary leader, and fighting patriot.
The Boston Rebellion, led by Joseph Warren, began with the Boston Massacre in 1770 and ended at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. At the time, Boston was the revolutionary hotbed in Colonial America; British armed forces had seized the city and Joseph Warren was at the epicenter of the political and armed resistance. The historic accounts in this book are taken from original authorities, eyewitness accounts, newspapers and letters from the time period. For a historic reading experience, the pages are formatted in colonial font and columns. Much of the narrative is reprinted from Edward Everett Hale’s 1875 centennial publication, “One Hundred Years Ago: How the War Began”. Edward was grand-nephew to Nathan Hale, the revolutionary war hero executed by the British in 1776 for espionage. Edward was also nephew to Edward Everett, the statesman and master orator at the unveiling of the marble statue of Joseph Warren at the Bunker Hill Monument. To commemorate the event, The Bunker Hill Monument Association published a book entitled “Inauguration of the Statue of General Warren on Bunker Hill, June 17, 1857. The book contains copies of letters written by American dignitaries paying tribute to the life and sacrifice of Joseph Warren, excerpts from which are reprinted in Part VII: Remembering Joseph Warren.