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A historian of the American Revolution for more than forty years, Alfred F. Young was recognized in 2004 by the Organization of American Historians for Distinguished Service to the Historical Profession. His numerous books include The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution; Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Samson, Continental Soldier; and The American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago.