Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence by Justin du Rivage

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Read Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence Online Free - 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.



Title : Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence
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ISBN : 0300214243
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


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John rated it ★★★★★

September 03, 2017

Analogy to Global Recession of 2008 meaning 'the American war for Independence' in the 18th century was a Global phenomenon of events happening through out the world--


Joe rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2017

A very good book which explains the American Revolution in economic and political terms.





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