ISBN-10:
0393308251
ISBN-13:
9780393308259
Pub. Date:
01/28/1992
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776

From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776

by Pauline Maier

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Overview

"An intellectual interpretation of the American revolution that raises it to a new height of comprehensiveness and significance. A superbly detailed account of the ideological escalation . . . that brought Americans to revolution." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Times Book Review


In this classic account of the American revolution, Pauline Maier traces the step-by-step process through which the extra-legal institutions of the colonial resistance movement assumed authority from the British. She follows the American Whigs as they moved by stages from the organized resistance of the Stamp Act crisis of 1765 through the non-importation associations of the late 1760s to the collapse of royal government after 1773, the implication of the king in a conspiracy against American liberties, and the consequent Declaration of Independence. Professor Maier's great achievement is to explain how Americans came to contemplate and establish their independence, guided by principle, reason, and experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393308259
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 587,137
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Pauline Maier is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of History at MIT.

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