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Title The American Revolution : writings from the pamphlet debate / Gordon S. Wood, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Library of America, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.311 AME  v.1    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    973.311 AME  v.1    Available
Description 2 volumes ; 21 cm.
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Series The library of America ; 265-266
Library of America ; 265.
Library of America ; 266.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Vol. 1, 1764-1772 : Thoughts on a question of importance proposed to the public, whether it is probable that the immense extent of territory acquired by this nation at the late peace, will operate towards the prosperity, or the ruin of the island of Great-Britain? / "Cato" (London, 1765) -- "Principles of law and polity, applied to the government of the British colonies in America, written in the year 1764", from Select letters on the trade and government of America; and the Principles of law and polity, applied to the American colonies / Francis Bernard (London, 1774) -- The rights of the British colonies asserted and proved / James Otis (Boston, 1764) -- The rights of colonies examined / [Stephen Hopkins] (Providence, 1765) -- A letter from a gentleman at Halifax, to his friend in Rhode-Island, containing remarks upon a pamphlet, entitled, The rights of colonies examined / [Martin Howard, Jr.] (Newport, 1765) -- The regulations lately made concerning the colonies, and the taxes imposed upon them, considered / [Thomas Whately] (London, 1765) -- Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes in the British colonies, for the purpose of raising a revenue, by Act of Parliament / [Daniel Dulany] (Annapolis, 1765) -- An inquiry into the rights of the British colonies, intended as an answer to the regulations lately made concerning the colonies, and the taxes imposed upon them considered, in a letter addressed to the author of that pamphlet / Richard Bland (Williamsburg, 1766) -- The examination of Doctor Benjamin Franklin, before an august assembly, relating to the repeal of the Stamp-Act, etc. (Philadelphia, 1766) -- The nature and extent of Parliamentary power considered; in some remarks upon Mr. Pitt's speech in the House of Commons, previous to the repeal of the Stamp-Act, with an introduction, applicable to the present situation of the colonies / [William Hicks] (Philadelphia, 1768) -- Letters from a farmer in Pennsylvania, to the inhabitants of the British colonies / [John Dickinson] (Philadelphia, 1768) -- Thoughts on the origin and nature of government, occasioned by the late disputes between Great Britain and her American colonies, written in the year 1766 / [Allan Ramsay] (London, 1768) -- A discourse, delivered in Providence, in the colony of Rhode-Island, upon the 25th day of July, 1768, at the dedication of the Tree of Liberty, from the summer house in the tree / [Silas Downer] (Providence, 1769) -- An inquiry into the nature and causes of the present disputes between the British colonies in America and their Mother-Country; and their reciprocal claims and just rights impartially examined, and fairly stated (London, 1769) -- An humble enquiry into the nature of the dependency of the American colonies upon the Parliament of Great-Britain, and the right of Parliament to lay taxes on the said colonies / by a Freeholder of South-Carolina [John Joachim Zubly] (Charleston, 1769) -- The controversy between Great Britain and her colonies reviewed; the several pleas of the colonies, in support of their right to all the liberties and privileges of British subjects, and to exemption from the legislative authority of Parliament, stated and considered; and the nature of their connection with, and dependence on, Great Britain, shewn, upon the evidence of historical facts and authentic records / [William Knox] (London, 1769) -- Remarks on the review of the controversy between Great Britain and her colonies, in which the errors of its author are exposed, and the claims of the colonies vindicated, upon the evidence of historical facts and authentic records / Edward Bancroft (New London, 1771) -- An oration delivered March 5th, 1772, at the request of the inhabitants of the town of Boston; to commemorate the bloody tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770 / Joseph Warren (Boston, 1772) -- The votes and proceedings of the Freeholders and other inhabitants of the town of Boston, in town meeting assembled, according to law (Boston, 1772) --
Vol. 2, 1773-1776 : The speeches of His Excellency Governor Hutchinson, to the General Assembly of the Massachusetts-Bay, at a session begun and held on the sixth of January, 1773, with the answers of His Majesty's Council and the House of Representatives respectively (Boston, 1773) -- A summary view of the rights of British America, set forth in some resolutions intended for the inspection of the present delegates of the people of Virginia, now in convention / [Thomas Jefferson] (Williamsburg, 1774) -- Considerations on the nature and the extent of the legislative authority of the British Parliament / [James Wilson] (Philadelphia, 1774) -- A letter from Freeman of South-Carolina, to the deputies of North-America, assembled in the High Court of Congress at Philadelphia / [William Henry Drayton] (Charleston, 1774) -- Some fugitive thoughts on a letter signed Freeman, addressed to the deputies, assembled at the High Court of Congress in Philadelphia (Charleston, 1774) -- A letter from a Virginian, to the members of the Congress to be held at Philadelphia, on the first of September, 1774 / [Jonathan Boucher?] (New York, 1774) -- The Congress canvassed: or, an examination into the conduct of the delegates, at their grand convention, held in Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1774, addressed, to the merchants of New-York / [Samuel Seabury] (New York, 1774) -- A friendly address to all reasonable Americans, on the subject of our political confusions: in which the necessary consequences of violently opposing the King's troops, and of a general non-importation are fairly stated / [Thomas Bradbury Chandler] (New York, 1774) -- The other side of the question: or, a defence of the liberties of North-America, in answer to a late friendly address to all reasonable Americans, on the subject of our political confusions / [Philip Livingston] (New York, 1774) -- "An appendix, stating the heavy grievances the colonies labour under from several late Acts of the British Parliament, and shewing what we have just reason to expect the consequences of these measures will be", from Samuel Sherwood, A sermon containing, scriptural instructions to civil rulers, and all free-born subjects / Ebenezer Baldwin (New Haven, 1774) -- Strictures on a pamphlet, entitled, a "Friendly address to all reasonable Americans, on the subject of our political confusions", addressed to the people of America, the 2nd ed. / [Charles Lee] (New London, 1775) -- The strictures on the friendly address examined, and a refutation of its principles attempted, addressed to the people of America / [Henry Barry] (Boston, 1775) -- A candid examination of the mutual claims of Great-Britain, and the colonies: with a plan of accommodation, on constitutional principles / [Joseph Galloway] (New York, 1775) -- Taxation no tyranny; an answer to the resolutions and address of the American Congress / [Samuel Johnson] (London, 1775) -- An answer to a pamphlet, entitled taxation no tyranny, addressed to the author, and to persons in power (London, 1775) -- The speech of Edmund Burke, Esquire, on moving his resolutions for conciliation with the colonies, March 22d, 1775 / Edmund Burke (New York, 1775) -- America's appeal to the impartial world / [Moses Mather] (Hartford, 1775) -- Common sense; addressed to the inhabitants of America, a new ed., with several additions in the body of the work, to which is added an appendix; together with an address to the people called Quakers / [Thomas Paine] (Philadelphia, 1776) -- The true interest of America impartially stated, in certain strictures on a pamphlet intitled Common Sense / [Charles Inglis] (Philadelphia, 1776) -- Strictures upon the Declaration of the Congress at Philadelphia; in a letter to a noble lord & c. / [Thomas Hutchinson] (London, 1776).
Summary "From more than a thousand pamphlets published on both sides of the Atlantic during the period [of 1764-1776], acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood has selected thirty-nine of the most influential and emblematic to reveal as never before how this momentous revolution unfolded. Here, in the first volume of a two-volume set, are nineteen works from the trans-Atlantic debate triggered by Parliament's imposition of new taxes and regulations designed to reform the empire. What begins as a controversy about the origin and function of colonies ... quickly becomes a deeper dispute about the nature of political liberty itself"-- Jacket flap.
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources.
Added Author Wood, Gordon S., editor.
ISBN 9781598533774 (vol. 1 : alk. paper)
1598533770 (vol. 1 : alk. paper)
9781598533781 (vol. 2 : alk. paper)
1598533789 (vol. 2 : alk. paper)

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