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Your search for posts with tags containing Coercive Acts found 7 posts

The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607–1783

 The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty, 1607-1783, by Guy Chet (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2020) To my way of thinking, when we try... The post The Colonists’ American Revolution: Preserving English Liberty,...

Josiah Quincy, Jr.

Josiah Quincy, Jr.’s name is rarely mentioned in history books. This is because his name never appeared at the top of any leaderboard, that... The post Josiah Quincy, Jr. appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”

According to the Virginia Gazette between 400 and 500 merchants gathered in Williamsburg in early November 1774 and “voluntarily and generally signed” the Continental... The post The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”...

George Washington Makes the Case for a Boycott

The news that many dreaded reached Virginia in May 1774. The British parliament, determined to punish the inhabitants of Boston for the destruction of thousands of pounds of tea in December 1773, closed Boston Harbor to all commerce until restitution...

“Intolerable Acts”

The Bostonians in Distress, depicting Boston’s sufferings as a result of the Coercive Acts. Source: Library of Congress I started with an innocent question about the British Parliament’s Quartering Act of 1774: Did American Patriots list that...

"Such is the constitution of things that an act of public devotion will receive no opposition from..."

“Such is the constitution of things that an act of public devotion will receive no opposition from those who believe in its effect to appease offended heaven and is registered in the cabinet of the politician as an allowable trick of political warfare.”...
From: Revolutionary Thoughts on 18 Jun 2013

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