1774: The Long Year of Revolution
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A time of revolutionary change
From one of our most acclaimed colonial historians, Mary Beth Norton, comes a groundbreaking book, the first to look at the critical "long year" of 1774 and the changes that took place from December 1773 to mid-April 1775, from the Boston Tea Party to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Drawing extensively on pamphlets, newspapers, and personal correspondence, Norton reconstructs colonial political discourse as it happened, showing the vigorous campaign to criticize congressional actions. But by then it was too late. Although the Declaration of Independence would not be formally adopted until July 1776, Americans had in effect "declared independence" by obeying the decrees of their new provincial governments rather than colonial officials.
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|Release Date:||February 11, 2020|