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Revolution Against Empire : Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence (Hardcover)

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A bold transatlantic history of American independence revealing that 1776 was about far more than taxation without representation

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.
Number of Pages: 371
Genre: History, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Justin Du Rivage
Language: English
Street Date: June 27, 2017
TCIN: 51994603
UPC: 9780300214246
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-1220
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