British Friends of the American Revolution

British Friends of the American Revolution

by Jerome R Reich

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Overview

Fourteen short chapter studies profile a dozen British men and women, who, for diverse reasons, opposed the policy of the British government toward its thirteen colonies before and during the American Revolution and helped prepare the way for the recognition of the United States as an independent nation. Reich demonstrates how a mixture of political expediency, constitutional scruples, and a desire for reform at home led prominent politicians, economists, and leaders of public opinion to sympathize with the colonial point of view after 1776.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765600745
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/30/1997
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

1.The Stage and the Players3
2.Governor Pownall, Dean Tucker, and Major John Cartwright: Practical Idealists or Wishful Thinkers?7
3.Pitt, Burke, and American Policy, 1763-177021
4."Birds of a Feather": John Wilkes and John Horne Tooke33
5.The "Honest Whigs"40
6.The Coercive Acts and Their Opponents: A Study in Futility50
7.A Dire Prediction59
8.The House of Lords74
9.Richard Price: Apostle of Liberty90
10.The Single Legal Victim of the American Revolution105
11.Dean Tucker: He Told Them So!112
12.Governor Pownall Fights to the Finish119
13.David Hartley: Amateur Diplomat127
14.Charles James Fox: The Life of the Party139
15."Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace"154
16.Summary and Conclusions164
Bibliography173
Index179

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