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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Richard Archer.
Publisher Oxford  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 6.15 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9780199895779
Pages/Publication Date 284/2010
Daedalus Item Code 34478
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Nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment in the period leading to the American Revolution than the armed occupation of Boston, posits Richard Archer. His gripping narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768, and the winter of 1770, when Boston was an occupied town, traces the origins of the colonists' conflict with Britain. Archer reveals the maneuvering of such colonial leaders as Governor Francis Bernard, Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson, and James Otis Jr. as they responded to London's new policies. He also captures the popular mobilization under the leadership of John Hancock and Samuel Adams that met the oppressive imperial measures—most notably the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act—with demonstrations, Liberty Trees, violence, and non-importation agreements. As the city was flooded with British troops, tempers flared and violent conflicts broke out. Archer's vivid tale culminates in the swirling tragedy of the Boston Massacre and its aftermath, including the trial and exoneration of the British troops involved.

"Archer utilizes a wealth of primary sources, from diaries to depositions, to provide an edifying account of the 17-month British occupation.... Beginning with British attempts to consolidate the empire and gain revenue from the Colonies in the form of innovative taxes and concluding with a perceptive analysis of the Boston Massacre, Archer astutely delves into the milieu of a Colonial city alive with mobs, patriots, and the omnipresent British army. The uniqueness of Archer's superbly crafted tale lies in his discussion of how the politics of nonimportation polarized the elite of Boston society on the eve of revolution. Combining engaging prose and a wealth of interesting characters, Archer has provided students and general enthusiasts alike with a concise, appealing work of first-rate scholarship."—Library Journal (starred review)

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