WASHINGTON–The ‘so-called’ American Revolution of 1776 was not a bourgeois-democratic uprising for liberty as the common view would have it. Instead, it was a settler-colonialist revolt, a reactionary event aimed at blocking the impending abolition of slavery.
Source: Radical historian challenges traditional Marxist view of ‘so-called’ American Revolution – People’s World
1776 began as a petty squabble among odious and powerful elites. In spite of them, it soon became the lodestar of emancipatory movements everywhere.
Source: In Defense of the American Revolution