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No single element of Boston's revolutionary history is of greater consequence than the reactions of the town's merchants to changing British mercantile policies. Under John Tyler's fine lens the special business interests of powerful individuals within this group are more clearly delineated and, as a consequence, their political behavior is better understood. Through ingenious research into business ledgers and insurance records John Tyler has been able to identify specific members of this elusive group for the first time and observe their political conduct for a decade and a half prior to the American Revolution. Originally published by Northeastern University Press in 1986. With a new foreword by William M. Fowler, Jr.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Tables
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. x
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  1. Foreword to the Humanities Open Book Edition
  2. William M. Fowler, Jr.
  3. pp. xii-xv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvi-xviii
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  1. Half Title 1
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. The Long Shadow of Benjamin Barons: The Politics of Illicit Trade at Boston, 1760-1762
  2. pp. 25-63
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  1. The Changing Rhetoric of Merchant Grievances at Boston, 1763–1767
  2. pp. 65-107
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  1. Boston Merchants and the Internal Politics of the Nonimportation Agreement, October 1767–December 1769
  2. pp. 109-138
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  1. The Collapse of the Nonimportation Agreement at Boston, December 1769–October 1770
  2. pp. 139-169
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  1. Smuggled Tea, British Monopoly, and the Liberation of Self-Interest: Boston Merchant Politics from the Credit Crisis of 1772 through the Boston Tea Party
  2. pp. 171-210
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  1. The Clouds of War: Boston Merchant Politics from the Passage of the Boston Port Act through the Siege of Boston
  2. pp. 211-239
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 241-251
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 253-277
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  1. Notes
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 319-335
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  1. Smugglers & Patriots: Boston Merchants and the Advent of the American Revolution
  2. pp. 337-349
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555538866
MARC Record
OCLC
1102420609
Pages
367
Launched on MUSE
2019-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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