Cover of: From Resistance to Revolution | Pauline Maier

From Resistance to Revolution

Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776

Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.
From the back cover.

First Sentence

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICANS accepted the existence of popular uprisings with remarkable ease.

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Open Library OL7452943M
Internet Archive fromresistanceto00paul_0
ISBN 10 0393308251
ISBN 13 9780393308259
Library Thing 224390
Goodreads 263090

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