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Examines the controversial establishment of the first Anglican Church in Boston in 1686, and how later, political leaders John Adams, Samuel Adams, and John Wilkes exploited the disputes as political dynamite together with taxation, trade, and the quartering of troops: topics which John Adams later recalled as causes of the American Revolution.
About the Author
JAMES B. BELL is author of The Imperial Origins of the King's Church in Early America, 1607-1783.He earned his DPhil in Modern historyat Balliol College, Oxford, UK, and is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.He is the author of several books and many articles, and has taught at Princeton University, Barnard College, the College of Wooster, and the Ohio State University.