Subject: Shay's Rebellion, The Real History Not Taught In Schools
From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2005
Shays Fought the Revolution's Final Battle, and We Lost Shay’s Rebellion by George F. Smith email@example.com
Leonard L. Richards, a history professor at UMass–Amherst, has written a groundbreaking book about Shays’ Rebellion, the event that sparked the Constitutional Convention. Leonard L. Richard portrays the Shaysites as Regulators in the spirit of the Revolution fighting a plundering corrupt state. 
Shays’ Rebellion is usually described as a revolt of poor, backcountry farmers in western Massachusetts during the fall and winter of 1786 – 1787. During the Revolutionary War, the individual states and Congress had issued fiduciary notes to finance U.S. military operations. Fiduciary notes were paper money the government promised to redeem in coin at some point in the future. When the future arrived in the 1780s, the holders of these notes demanded redemption, and the states, including Massachusetts, were raising taxes to pay them off.