Shays' Rebellion: The Making of an Agrarian Insurrection (Google eBook)

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1980 - History - 184 pages
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Contents

The Two Worlds of New England
1
New England Merchants and the Chain of Debt
19
Protest and Government Response
37
The First Stage of Shaysite Activity
38
The Response of the Commercial Interest
44
New England Legislatures and a Commercial Society
48
From Petitions to Arms The Regulation Movement
56
The Ideology and Politics of Suppression
70
Rebellion Social Banditry and the End of Armed Insurgency
91
The Radicalization of Reformers
92
Confrontation at Springfield
98
To Harass the Inhabitants in Small Parties by Surprise
107
The End of Armed Insurgency
114
Shays Rebellion and the Constitution
120
Notes
135
Index
178

The Militias Legislation and a Government Army
76

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David P. Szatmary" worked in the record industry and taught the history of rock 'n' roll at two universities after earning his Ph.D. in American history at Rutgers University. He contributed to the "All Music Guides to Rock, Jazz and Blues," wrote Shays' "Rebellion" (University of Massachusetts Press, 1980) and reviews rock and jazz books regularly. Szatmary also has been featured in articles about record collecting. He currently is the Vice Provost of Educational Outreach at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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