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The Resource As if an enemy's country : the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution, Richard Archer

As if an enemy's country : the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution, Richard Archer

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As if an enemy's country : the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution
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As if an enemy's country
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the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution
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Richard Archer
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As if an enemys country
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the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution
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eng
Summary
Perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. This is Richard Archer's narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied town. Archer moves deftly between the governor's mansion and cobblestoned back-alleys as he traces the origins of the colonists' conflict with Britain. He reveals the maneuvering of colonial leaders as they responded to London's new policies, and he evokes the outrage many Bostonians felt towards Parliament and its local representatives. Archer captures the popular mobilization under the leadership of John Hancock and Samuel Adams that met the oppressive imperial measures--most notably the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act--with demonstrations, violence, and non-importation agreements. When the city was flooded with troops, tempers flared and violent conflicts broke out. Archer's vivid tale culminates in the Boston Massacre and its aftermath.--From publisher description
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Perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. This is Richard Archer's narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied town. Archer moves deftly between the governor's mansion and cobblestoned back-alleys as he traces the origins of the colonists' conflict with Britain. He reveals the maneuvering of colonial leaders as they responded to London's new policies, and he evokes the outrage many Bostonians felt towards Parliament and its local representatives. Archer captures the popular mobilization under the leadership of John Hancock and Samuel Adams that met the oppressive imperial measures--most notably the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act--with demonstrations, violence, and non-importation agreements. When the city was flooded with troops, tempers flared and violent conflicts broke out. Archer's vivid tale culminates in the Boston Massacre and its aftermath.--From publisher description
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338060
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DLC
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  • 973.3
  • 973.3113
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Pivotal moments in American history
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adult
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the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution
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As if an enemy's country : the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution, Richard Archer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-273) and index
Contents
Introduction : a garrisoned town -- Grenville's innovation -- On the brink -- Power and the opposition -- An accommodation of sorts -- The Townshend blunder -- A momentous decision -- Camping on the Common -- Occupation -- The merchants and John Mein -- Prelude to a tragedy -- The massacre on King Street -- Aftermath -- Conclusion : a revolutionary legacy
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ocn313664751
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780195382471
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039919
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)313664751
Label
As if an enemy's country : the British occupation of Boston and the origins of revolution, Richard Archer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-273) and index
Contents
Introduction : a garrisoned town -- Grenville's innovation -- On the brink -- Power and the opposition -- An accommodation of sorts -- The Townshend blunder -- A momentous decision -- Camping on the Common -- Occupation -- The merchants and John Mein -- Prelude to a tragedy -- The massacre on King Street -- Aftermath -- Conclusion : a revolutionary legacy
Control code
ocn313664751
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780195382471
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009039919
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)313664751

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