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Faking It? A Little History of Coffee Substitutes

Seas of rustic little-boy-blue flowers lining the paths stole the show on our summer wanderings through the rolling fields of Thuringia. I bored the kids as I analogously puzzled over its name. Was it a cornflower? Some kind of dandelion? A quick web...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 18 Nov 2019

Tea, Tax, and Smuggling: What Made Britain a Tea Drinking Nation?

1784 and the European tea market was in upheaval. The most lucrative part of the continental East India trade had suddenly been undermined by a radical tax reform in Britain, the so-called Commutation Act of 1784. For decades, East India companies based...
From: Intoxicating Spaces on 21 Oct 2019

The East India Company and Parliament’s Fateful Decision of 1767

India, the fabled land of rubies, diamonds, gold, tigers, and mystery, captured the imagination of the British people in the mid 1700s. Robert Clive... The post The East India Company and Parliament’s Fateful Decision of 1767 appeared first on Journal...

The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation”

“I know not why we should blush to confess that molasses was an essential ingredient in American independence.”— John Adams[1] A one penny per... The post The Exception to “No Taxation Without Representation” appeared first...

“That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American Revolutionary Ideology, 1774–1776

The American invasion of Quebec of 1775-1776 failed to achieve its primary objective: to bring into the fold what the Continental Congress referred to... The post “That Damned Absurd Word Liberty:” Les Habitants, the Quebec Act, and American...

To all to whom these presents shall come….

A certificate recording the appointment 31 May 1781 of “Henry Hastings gentleman to be collector for … the district of Colchester and Maldon … for administering the oaths … taken by paper-makers … for proving that paper...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jan 2019

The Sugar Act: A Brief History

The Sugar Act of 1764 levied taxes on imports to British colonies in North America. In doing so, the act marked a change in... The post The Sugar Act: A Brief History appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The grounds

Satire on Robert Walpole, showing the grounds for the Motion to remove him from office. Title: The grounds [graphic]. Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], publish’d according to act of Parliament, March 7, 1741. Catalog...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Jun 2017

Poor Mr. Bull in a pretty situation

“John Bull, a fat “cit”, is beset by descending water covered with the word ‘Tax’, many times repeated, in which dogs, cats, and pitchforks fall with violence. His eyes and spectacles are transfixed by a pitchfork inscribed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Dec 2016

Glasgow Advertiser, 7 February 1791, p. 2

CONGRESS.Wednesday, Dec. 8. The SPEECH ofGeorge Washington, Esq;President of the Congress, on ??? the ??? Fellow Citizens of the Senate, andHouse of Representatives, IN meeting you again, I feel much satisfaction on being able to repeat my congratulations...

The present state of John Bull

John Bull stands defiantly in the center of a crowd of angry men — military officers, gentlemen of various ages, tradesmen, and an amputee — most of whom hold out bills ranging between £50 and £5000; the speech bubbles above their heads...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 2 Apr 2014

The First Journal of the American Revolution Collection

I’ll finish off this week of mew books about the Revolution with the first volume from the Journal of the American Revolution, which posts a variety of interesting daily historical articles at Edited by Todd Andrlik, Hugh T. Harrington,...
From: Boston 1775 on 27 Oct 2013

“Preserving American Freedom” from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Preserving American Freedom is “a digital history exhibit that explores the complicated history of American freedom through 50 documents in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.” In addition to those documents, the exhibit includes...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Oct 2013

Alcohol to Zealotry: The Revolution A to Z (Part 2)

Continued from yesterday. Read A to Z first. M is for mobilization.  Revolutionary authorities became masters of mobilizing resources at a local level to fight the war.  The war debts for the Continental Congress and the various states were massive,...

Alcohol to Zealotry: The Revolution A to Z (Part 1)

One of the great ideals of the American Revolution was the notion that political authority derives from the will of the governed.  Of the key principles expressed by American revolutionaries, popular sovereignty – the idea that government should be...

What the Rev. William Stith Truly Said

The Summer 2013 issue of Colonial Williamsburg contains an article titled, “Life, Liberty, and No Pistole,” by Susan Berg. It begins:Twenty-three years before Virginia patriot Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty or give me death,” the Reverend...
From: Boston 1775 on 24 Jul 2013

The Earliest Appearance of “No Taxation without Representation” (so far)

In March 1766, Parliament repealed its Stamp Act for North America but passed the Declaratory Act, meant to establish that it had the power to pass laws governing those colonies—including, implicitly, new tax laws. One of the few voices against the...
From: Boston 1775 on 23 Dec 2012

Irish Roots for “Taxation without Representation”?

Digging for the origin of the phrase “[no] taxation without representation,” I keep coming across some claims that haven’t held up:that James Otis, Jr., coined those words in arguing against writs of assistance before the Massachusetts high court...
From: Boston 1775 on 22 Dec 2012

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