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Author Archer, Richard, 1941-

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

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  973.3113 Ar24a 2010    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xviii, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Pivotal moments in American history
Pivotal moments in American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-273) and index.
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.
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.
Subject American Revolution (1775-1783) (OCoLC)fst01351668
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Massachusetts -- Boston. (OCoLC)fst01205012
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
United States -- History -- 1775-1783, Revolution -- Causes.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 18th century.
Chronological Term 1600-1783
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780195382471 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195382471 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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