Revolution Against Empire
Revolution Against Empire sets the story of American independence within a long and fierce clash over the political and economic future of the British Empire. Justin du Rivage traces this decades-long debate, which pitted neighbors and countrymen against one another, from the War of Austrian Succession to the end of the American Revolution.As people from Boston to Bengal grappled with the growing burdens of imperial rivalry and fantastically expensive warfare, some argued that austerity and new colonial revenue were urgently needed to rescue Britain from unsustainable taxes and debts. Others insisted that Britain ought to treat its colonies as relative equals and promote their prosperity. Drawing from archival research in the United States, Britain, and France, this book shows how disputes over taxation, public debt, and inequality sparked the American Revolution—and reshaped the British Empire.

Revolution Against Empire Details

TitleRevolution Against Empire
Author
FormatHardcover
ReleaseJun 27th, 2017
Publisher Yale University Press
ISBN0300214243
ISBN-139780300214246
Number of pages352 pages
Rating
GenreHistory, World History, North American Hi..., American History, War, Politics

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