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

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Edmund Sears Morgan
UNC Press Books, 2004 - History - 180 pages
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This comprehensive documentary source book 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.
 

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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

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Contents

THE SUGAR ACT
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1 The Sugar Act April 5 1764
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2 The New York Petition to the House of Commons October 18 1764
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3 The Virginia Petitions to the King and Parliament December 18 1764
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C THE REMONSTRANCE TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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4 The English Defense
17
THE GENESIS OF THE STAMP ACT
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5 The Colonial Agents Confer with Grenville May 17 1764
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THE BRITISH PRESS
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32 William Knox on the Claim of the Colonies
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The British parliament can at any time set aside all the charters
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The whole Stamp Act appears to be unexceptionable
99
35 Pacificus Lectures the Libertines of Virginia and the Pumkins of New England
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I am for Old England
102
THE PATTERN OF REBELLION
104
Boycotts and Riots
106

6 Massachusetts Attempts to Forestall the Stamp Act
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7 The Debate in Parliament
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B GENERAL CONWAYS SPEECH FEBRUARY 15 1765
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8 The Stamp Act March 22 1765
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THE ACTION OF THE COLONIAL ASSEMBLIES
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The Virginia Resolves
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10 Governor Fauquiers Account
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12 The Resolutions as Recalled by Patrick Henry
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13 The Resolutions as Printed by the Newport Mercury June 241765
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The Resolves of Other Colonies
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16 The Pennsylvania Resolves September 21 1765
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17 The Maryland Resolves September 28 1765
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18 The Connecticut Resolves October 25 1765
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19 The Massachusetts Resolves October 29 1765
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20 The South Carolina Resolves November 29 1765
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21 The New Jersey Resolves November 30 1765
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22 The New York Resolves December 18 1765
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The Stamp Act Congress October 724 1765
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24 The Petition to the King
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25 The Memorial to the House of Lords
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26 The Petition to the House of Commons
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THE AMERICAN PRESS
70
27 A Letter from a Plain Yeoman
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28 Daniel Dulany on the Authority of Parliament
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29 The Objection to American Representation in Parliament
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30 Cato Denounces a vile Miscreant
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31 An Attack on designing parricides
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39 The Boston Riot of August 26 1765
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40 The Newport Riot August 29 1765
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The Sons of Liberty
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43 New York January 11 1766
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45 Norfolk Virginia March 31 1766
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46 North Carolina February 18 1766
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The Collapse of Authority
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49 Thomas Hutchinson on the Collapse of Authority in Boston
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REPEAL
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50 The Committee of London Merchants to the Lord Mayors in England
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51 The Petition of the London Merchants to the House of Commons
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Opposition to Repeal
131
The ingratitude of the Americans
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the spirit of rebellion
133
The Campaign in Parliament
134
57 Rockinghams Formula for Repeal
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B THE MARQUIS OF ROCKINGHAM TO THE HON CHARLES YORKE
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58 The Role of Benjamin Franklin
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59 A Colonial Agents Report of the Debates in Parliament
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B CHARLES GARTH TO RINGGOLD MURDOCH AND TILGHMAN MARCH 5 1766
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60 An English Merchant Predicts Repeal
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61 The Act Repealing the Stamp Act March 18 1766
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Reactions to Repeal
156
64 The London Merchants Warn the Colonists to Behave
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65 An American Reaction
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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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