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Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Peter D. G. Thomas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book studies the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence ... More


PORT IN A STORM: The Boston Water front as Contested Space, 1747–74

Benjamin L. Carp

in Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first chapter focuses on the imperial conflict as it unfolded in the maritime and commercial spaces of Boston. Boston hosted a series crowd actions: the Knowles Riot of 1747, the Stamp Act riots ... More


Tea Party in Boston

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

British government policy for America in 1774 was to be based on the premiss that Boston was the centre of resistance to the tea duty. Punitive action was initiated against that port, and other ... More


A Policy for America: January–March 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Massachusetts was the focus of political attention in Britain long before news of the Boston Tea Party reached London on January 19, 1774. Much interest was taken in the Hutchinson Letters episode, ... More


The Coercion of Boston: March 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Britain's ministerial policy on America remained a well-guarded secret, and when the House of Commons assembled on March 14, 1774 most MPs were not aware of what would be proposed. Prime Minister ... More


Confrontation: May–September 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The British legislation of 1774 united an America divided by the Boston Tea Party. The policy it embodied has often been condemned as foolish by historians blessed with the wisdom ... More


The Control of Massachusetts: March–May 1774

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Britain's direct ministerial response to the Boston Tea Party was the closure of Boston harbour and an intention to punish its perpetrators. But that event also occasioned the implementation of ... More


Tea Parties

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the events surrounding the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. On this day, Bostonians and representatives from surrounding communities gathered at the Old South Meeting ... More


The Unmaking of Empire, II: North America 1768–1775

P. J. MARSHALL

in The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

This chapter describes the slow, uncertain but ultimately inexorable drift to armed resistance and then to war between Britain and the thirteen colonies, a conclusion desired for long by virtually ... More


Britain and America in 1773

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Benjamin Franklin's comment of July 7, 1773, made when he was still in London, showed little anticipation of the dramatic events of the next three years; and yet there is a hint of how British ... More


The Declaration of American Independence

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the gradual processes which gave way to the independence of American colonists from British rule. The chapter looks at the ideology and principles that surrounded the Boston ... More


To What Does One Awaken?

Tracy B. Strong

in Learning One's Native Tongue: Citizenship, Contestation, and Conflict in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226623191
eISBN:
9780226623368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226623368.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As the country moves into the eighteenth century; it needs to find a substitute for the energies that shaped the Puritan experience. Jonathan Edwards works out a complex theology that rests virtuous ... More


From East India to the Boston Tea Party: Propaganda at the Extremes

Russ Castronovo

in Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199354900
eISBN:
9780199354931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354900.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter stresses how Thomas Paine and other patriot propagandists engaged the policies of the East India Company in Asia and the Caribbean to reveal the workings of an expansive ... More


“The Curse of Cowardice”: The Martial Power of the Sermon

James P. Byrd

in Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199843497
eISBN:
9780199345380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843497.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter narrates the important context of biblical patriotism in the military sermon. In the colonies, sermons were the most important tool for disseminating biblical interpretation. Both before ... More


Consent and Conciliation: America, 1774–1783

Richard Bourke

in Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175652
eISBN:
9781400873456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175652.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details Burke's political life from 1774 to 1783. His first three years in parliament as a member for Bristol were dominated by the deteriorating situation in the colonies. The following ... More


Resistance and Treason, 1765–1775

Carlton F.W. Larson

in The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190932749
eISBN:
9780190932770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932749.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter discusses two broad themes that emerged following the passage of the Stamp Act in 1765. First, there was a growing desire in Great Britain to punish acts of colonial resistance as ... More


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