From Resistance to Revolution
Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776

Maier, Pauline
Publisher:  W.W. Norton & Company, New York
Year Published:  1992   First Published:  1972
Pages:  368pp   ISBN:  9780393308259
Library of Congress Number:  E210.M27 1991   Dewey:  973.2/7
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15920

An examination of the step-by-step process through which the extra-legal institutions of the colonial resistance movement assumed authority from the British.

Abstract:  In this classic account of the American revolution, Pauline Maier traces the step-by-step process through which the extra-legal institutions of the colonial resistance movement assumed authority from the British. She follows the American Whigs as they moved by stages from the organized resistance of the Stamp Act crisis of 1765 through the non-importation associations of the late 1760s to the collapse of royal government after 1773, the implication of the king in a conspiracy against American liberties, and the consequent Declaration of Independence.