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Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Peter D. G. Thomas


This book studies the formulation of British policy towards the American colonies during the crucial period between the Boston Tea Party of December 1773 and the American Declaration of Independence in July 1776. It is set against the background both of British public opinion and of the developing resistance movement in America. The book examines the constraints on British policy-making, and analyses the failure of the colonists either to respond to British overtures or to produce positive proposals of their own. It shows how the crisis escalated as the Americans moved from constitutional dema ... More

Keywords: British policy, American colonies, Boston Tea Party, American Declaration of Independence, British public opinion, American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter D. G. Thomas, author
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth