Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, And The Origins Of American Independence

June 27, 2017|
Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, And The Origins Of American Independence by Justin Du Rivage
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A bold transatlantic history of American independence revealing that 1776 was about far more than taxation without representation

Revolution Against Empire sets the story of American independence within a long and fierce clash over the political and economic future of the British Empire. Justin du Rivage traces this decades-long debate, which pitted neighbors and countrymen against one another, from the War of Austrian Succession to the end of the American Revolution.
 
As people from Boston to Bengal grappled with the growing burdens of imperial rivalry and fantastically expensive warfare, some argued that austerity and new colonial revenue were urgently needed to rescue Britain from unsustainable taxes and debts. Others insisted that Britain ought to treat its colonies as relative equals and promote their prosperity. Drawing from archival research in the United States, Britain, and France, this book shows how disputes over taxation, public debt, and inequality sparked the American Revolution—and reshaped the British Empire.
Justin du Rivage received his Ph.D. from Yale and previously taught early American history at Stanford.
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Title:Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, And The Origins Of American Independence
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:392 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:392 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Published:June 27, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300214246

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