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Constitutional History of the American Revolution, Volume II
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John Phillip Reid addresses the central constitutional issues that divided the American colonists from their English legislators: the authority to tax, the authority to legislate, the security of rights, the nature of law, the foundation of constitutional government in custom and contractarian theory, and the search for a constitutional settlement.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-8
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  1. Chapter 1: The Constitutional Imperative
  2. pp. 9-24
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  1. Chapter 2: The Other Taxes
  2. pp. 25-32
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  1. Chapter 3: The Internal-External Criterion
  2. pp. 33-43
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  1. Chapter 4: The Trade Regulation Criterion
  2. pp. 44-52
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  1. Chapter 5: The Second Original Contract
  2. pp. 53-64
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  1. Chapter 6: The Imperial Contract
  2. pp. 65-74
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  1. Chapter 7: The Commercial Contract
  2. pp. 75-84
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  1. Chapter 8: The Taxation-Legislation Dichotomy
  2. pp. 85-96
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  1. Chapter 9: The Defense of Charter
  2. pp. 97-104
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  1. Chapter 10: The Doctrine of Consent to Taxation
  2. pp. 105-110
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  1. Chapter 11: The Status of the Doctrine
  2. pp. 111-121
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  1. Chapter 12: Theory of Precedent
  2. pp. 122-134
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  1. Chapter 13: Historical Aspects of the Doctrine
  2. pp. 135-146
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  1. Chapter 14: The Authority of Analogy
  2. pp. 147-157
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  1. Chapter 15: Precedents for Taxation
  2. pp. 158-180
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  1. Chapter 16: Doctrine of Custom
  2. pp. 181-193
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  1. Chapter 17: Issue of the Sugar Act
  2. pp. 194-207
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  1. Chapter 18: Issue of the Stamp Act
  2. pp. 208-216
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  1. Chapter 19: Issue of the Townshend Duties
  2. pp. 217-222
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  1. Chapter 20: Issue of the Tea Act
  2. pp. 223-233
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  1. Chapter 21: Proposed Constitutional Solutions
  2. pp. 234-246
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  1. Chapter 22: The Administration's Solution
  2. pp. 247-261
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  1. Chapter 23: The British Perspective
  2. pp. 262-270
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  1. Chapter 24: The American Perspective
  2. pp. 271-274
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  1. Chapter 25: The Shared Perspective
  2. pp. 275-279
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  1. Chapter 26: Conclusion
  2. pp. 280-286
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 287-288
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  1. Short Titles
  2. pp. 289-342
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 343-404
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 405-420
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 432-433
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