In a Rebellious Spirit

In a Rebellious Spirit

A fresh view of the legal arguments leading to the American Revolution, this book argues that rebellious acts called "lawless" mob action by British authorities were sanctioned by "whig law" in the eyes of the colonists. Professor Reid also holds that leading historians have been misled by taking both sides' forensic statements at face value.

The focus is on three events. First was the Malcom Affair (1766), when a Boston merchant and his friends faced down a sheriff's… (more)

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Publisher: Penn State University Press (January 01, 1979)

Page count: 176 pages

Language: English


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