Prologue to Revolution: Sources and Documents on the Stamp Act Crisis, 1764-1766

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UNC Press Books, Dec 1, 2012 - History - 174 pages
This comprehensive documentary source book on the Stamp Act provides a case-study approach to American colonial history and serves as a problems source book on the key event in Anglo-American relations in the 1760s. Morgan has assembled sixty-five crucial documents on all phases of the crisis; on certain acute issues of the controversy nearly all of the relevant materials now extant are included.

 

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Prologue to Revolution: The Stamp Act Crisis is a reader of (nearly) all the primary sources concerned with the Stamp Act of 1765 in the American colonies. Not only was this an amazing bit of work to ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter I THE SUGAR ACT
3
Chapter II THE GENESIS OF THE STAMP ACT
24
Chapter III THE ACTION OF THE COLONIAL ASSEMBLIES
44
Chapter IV THE AMERICAN PRESS
70
Chapter V THE BRITISH PRESS
95
Chapter VI THE PATTERN OF REBELLION
104
Chapter VII REPEAL
127
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Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. His many books include Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America and The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution.

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