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Growth of the American Revolution 1766-1775
Growth of the American Revolution 1766-1775 Author:Bernhard Knollenberg A rich and fascinating account of the revolution that pre-ceded the War of Independence-the revolution in the hearts and minds of the American colonists. — The change in the American mood-and the provocative conduct of the British Parliament-are engrossingly captured in this chronicle of the events on both sides of the Atlantic. — Bernhard Knollen... more »berg, a distinguished historian who was trained as a lawyer, provides especially clear insights into the meaning and impact of the British laws which so outraged the colonists-from the Stamp Act of 1765, which the English were forced to repeal, to the Massachusetts Regulating Act of 1774 , which brought the Americans to the brink of rebellion.
From the "Farmer's Letters" and the Liberty riot, through the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress, to the battles of Lexington and Concord: the course of rising revolutionary sentiment is given its fullest treatment in this vivid and detailed history. The author spent the last thirty years of his life researching the American Revolution, and he has written the definitive history of the decade that ended in American Independence.« less