The author of the passage implies that an examination of public discourse from the Revolutionary period shows that the A. revolutionary leadership was homogeneous in its attempts to justify its actions. B. revolutionary leaders were more concerned with liberty and property than with equality. C. revolutionary leaders initially desired to provide freedom and wealth for all colonial citizens. D. colonial population was cynically manipulated into supporting the revolutionary leadership. E. conventional story that the revolutionary leadership ignored the rights of women and African Americans is wrong.