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Origin of the American Revolution, 1759-1766, New, Revised Edition
Origin of the American Revolution 1759-1766 New Revised Edition Author:Bernhard Knollenberg "An important work on the causes of the American Revolution." — "A major feat of scholarship...as nearly definitive as may be at this time." --New York Times Book Review — "While historians generally give little attention to the years 1759-1766, Mr. Knollenberg argues that widespread and significant disturbances during this period brought the colo... more »nies to the brink of rebellion."
"Drawing upon carefully documented evidence, he describes this crucial seven-year period with vigor and color, revealing how provocative measures enacted by the British govenment contribued to and were responsible for the revolution which finally broke out in 1775. Such events as the Twopenny Tobacco Act, Pontiac's Rebellion and the Stamp Act are drawn with painstaking accuracy and genuine enthusiasm, making this an important, authoritative and exciting book.« less