The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution

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UNC Press Books, 1953 - 327 pages
The Stamp Act, the first direct tax on the American colonies, provoked an immediate and violent response. The Stamp Act Crisis, originally published by UNC Press in 1953, identifies the issues that caused the confrontation and explores the ways in
 

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An excellent, and very readable account of the years surrounding the Stamp Act. Offers both American and British perspectives, and profiles of some of the lesser-known characters in the events. Read full review

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Contents

Absolute Authority and Inalienable Right
1
Prologue
3
Francis Bernard Royal Governor
6
The Sugar Act
21
John Robinson Collector of Customs
41
The Stamp Act
54
Daniel Dulany Pamphleteer
75
Resolution
92
Direction Sons of Liberty
187
Patterns of Loyalty
215
Thomas Hutchinson
217
Jared Ingersoll
230
John Hughes
248
Revolution Delayed
269
Repeal
271
Conclusion
293

Road to Revolution
123
Action Boston Sets the Pace
125
Contagion Riots and Resignations
150
Nullification Ports and Courts
165
Epilogue
308
Index
315
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Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. His many books include American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia and Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America.

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. His many books include American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia and Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America.

The late Helen M. Morgan was Eward S. Morgan's wife and collaborator.

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