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Defining America in the radical 1760s : John Dickinson, George III and the fate of empire

Title
Defining America in the radical 1760s : John Dickinson, George III and the fate of empire / Jude M. Pfister.
ISBN
9781476679747
1476679746
9781476643779
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2021]
Physical Description
viii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary
"The 1760s were a period of great agitation in the American colonies. The policies implemented by the British resulted in an outcry from the Americans that inaugurated the radical ideas leading to the Revolution in 1775. John Dickinson led the way in the "war of ink" between America and Britain, which saw over 1,000 pamphlets and essays written both for and against British policy. King George III, the new British monarch, wrote extensively on the role of Britain in the colonial world and sought to find a middle way between the quickly rising feelings on both sides of the debate. This book tells the story of this radical decade as it occurred in writing, drawing from primary sources and rarely seen exchanges"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
John Dickinson, George III and the fate of empire
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 25, 2021
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Setting the Stage
America: 1760
The Era of The French and Indian War
Escalation and Victory
King George III and the Rise of American Resistance
The Stamp Act and a Congress
The Ink War on the Stamp Act
A Farmer Pushes Back
The Dimensions of Taxation
Ancient Liberties
James Wilson, Thomas Jefferson, and the Final
Arguments for America.
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