Tracts of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

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Merrill Jensen
Hackett Publishing, 2003 - 498 páginas

This volume brings together seventeen of the most important pamphlets produced by the American colonies as they opposed British measures and policies after 1763, and as they disputed the issue of independence with one another between 1774 and 1776. The most famous pamphleteers--James Otis, John Dickinson, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine--are here; so too are lesser-known ones.

Students of American history and political thought will find in these tracts rich evidence of the colonists' grievances against Britain, their methods of persuasion, and the development of political thought that led to the Declaration of Independence. A student-oriented introduction presents a capsule history of the events of the period and an analysis of the context of each tract.

 

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The Pamphlet Writers and Their Times
xiii
Selected Bibliography
lxxi
An Essay on the Trade of the Northern Colonies
3
The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted
19
The Rights of Colonies Examined 1764
41
A Letter from A Gentleman at Halifax to
63
Containing Matters
79
Considerations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes
94
Extracts from the Proceedings of the Court
185
A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston
207
A State of the Rights of the Colonists 1772
233
A Summary View of the Rights of British America
256
Massachusettensis and Novanglus 17741775
277
A Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great
350
Common Sense Addressed to the Inhabitants
400
Addressed to the Inhabitants of America
447

An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies
108
Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the
127
The Nature and Extent of Parliamentary Power
164

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Sobre el autor (2003)

Merrill Jensen was Vilas Research Professor of History, University of Wisconsin.

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