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Author Du Rivage, Justin, author.

Title Revolution against empire : taxes, politics, and the origins of American independence / Justin du Rivage.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  973.311 DUR    AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 371 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-360) and index.
Contents Introduction: Enlightened empire? -- Britain's controversial empire -- Taxing America -- The Seven Years' War and the politics of empire -- The rise and fall of the Stamp Act -- Britain's authoritarian ascendancy -- Sons of liberty, sons of licentiousness -- English blood by English hands -- Conclusion: Republican empire.
Summary "Revolution Against Empire sets the story of American independence within a long and fierce clash over the political and economic future of the British Empire. Justin du Rivage traces this decades-long debate, which pitted neighbors and countrymen against one another, from the War of Austrian Succession to the end of the American Revolution. As people from Boston to Bengal grappled with the growing burdens of imperial rivalry and fantastically expensive warfare, some argued that austerity and new colonial revenue were urgently needed to rescue Britain from unsustainable taxes and debts. Others insisted that Britain ought to treat its colonies as relative equals and promote their prosperity. Drawing from archival research in the United States, Britain, and France, this book shows how disputes over taxation, public debt, and inequality sparked the American Revolution - and reshaped the British Empire."--Provided by publisher.
Language Text in English.
Subject American Revolution (1775-1783) (OCoLC)fst01351668
Chronological Term 1760-1820
Subject War -- Causes. (OCoLC)fst01170331
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1820.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Taxes, politics, and the origins of American independence
ISBN 0300214243 (hardcover)
9780300214246 (hardcover)

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