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The Debate on the American Revolution, 1761-1783

Author: Max Beloff
Publisher: Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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A classic collection of speeches and pamphlets, ephemera as well as major documents leading to the Declaration of Independence, reflecting the political and philosophical debate preceding and culminating in the American Revolution.
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Debate on the American Revolution, 1761-1783.
Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 1989
(OCoLC)756437824
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Beloff
ISBN: 0911378944 9780911378948
OCLC Number: 19887040
Description: xi, 303 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Speech on the writs of assistance. February 1761 / James Otis --
2. The rights of the British colonies asserted and proved. Boston, July 1764 / James Otis --
3. Virginia resolves on the Stamp Act. Assembly of Virginia, 30 May, 1765 / Patrick Henry --
4. Considerations on the propriety of imposing taxes in the British colonies for the purpose of raising a revenue, by Act of Parliament. Annapolis, October 1765 / Daniel Dulany --
5. The objections to the taxation of our American colonies by the legislature of Great Britain briefly consider'd. London 1765 / Soames Jenyns --
6. Letter to Lord Barrington. 23 November, 1765 / Sir Francis Bernard --
7. Address on the Stamp Act. Stamp Act Congress, New York, November 1765 / John Dickinson --
8. Commentaries on the laws of England, 1765-69 / Sir William Blackstone --
9. Speech in the debate on the address. House of Commons, 14 January, 1766 / William Pitt (subsequently Earl of Chatham) --
10. Speech in the debate on the address. House of Commons, 14 January, 1766 / George Grenville --
11. Speech in reply to Grenville. House of Commons, 14 January, 1766 / William Pitt --
12. Debate on the Conway resolutions / House of Lords, 10 February, 1766 --
13. Speech on American taxation. House of Lords, 24 February, 1766 / Lord Camden --
14. Farmer's letters. no. 11. Philadelphia, November, 1767 / John Dickinson --
15. Letters of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. January 1768 / Samuel Adams --
16. Speech in the House of Lords. 9 January, 1770 / Earl of Chatham --
17. Speech to the Massachusetts Assembly. 6 January, 1773 / Thomas Hutchinson --
18. Speech on American taxation. House of Commons, 19 April, 1774 / Edmund Burke --
19. Speech in the House of Lords. 26 May, 1774 / Earl of Chatham --
20. Considerations on the Authority of Parliament. Philadelphia, August 1774 / James Wilson --
21. A summary view of the rights of British America. Williamsburg, Virginia, August 1774 / Thomas Jefferson --
22. Speech in the Pennsylvania Convention. January 1775 / James Wilson --
23. Massachusettensis, No. V. Boston. 9 January, 1775 / Daniel Leonard --
24. Novanglus, Nos. VII and VIII. Boston. January 1775 / John Adams --
25. Speech in the House of Lords. 20 January, 1775 / Earl of Chatham --
26. Bill for settling the troubles in America. 1 February, 1775 / Earl of Chatham --
27. Letter to Joseph Galloway. 25 February, 1775 / Benjamin Franklin --
28. Speech on conciliation with America. House of Commons. 22 March, 1775 / Edmund Burke --
29. Common sense. Philadelphia. 9 January, 1776 / Thomas Paine --
30. Observations on the nature of civil liberty and the justice and policy on the war with America. February 1776 / Richard Price --
31. The Declaration of Independence 4 July, 1776 --
32. Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol. 3 April, 1777 / Edmund Burke --
33. Speech in the House of Lords. 20 November, 1777 / Earl of Chatham --
34. Speech in the House of Lords. 7 April, 1778 / Earl of Chatham --
35. Four letters on important national subjects. 1783 / Josiah Tucker.
Responsibility: edited by Max Beloff.

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A classic collection of speeches and pamphlets, ephemera as well as major documents leading to the Declaration of Independence, reflecting the political and philosophical debate preceding and culminating in the American Revolution.

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