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Author Reich, Jerome R

Title British Friends of the American Revolution
Published Hoboken, United States : Routledge, 2015


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Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- 1. The Stage and the Players -- 2. Governor Pownall, Dean Tucker, and Major John Cartwright: Practical Idealists or Wishful Thinkers? -- 3. Pitt, Burke, and American Policy, 1763-1770 -- 4. Birds of a Feather: John Wilkes and John Home Tooke -- 5. The Honest Whigs -- 6. The Coercive Acts and Their Opponents: A Study in Futility -- 7. A Dire Prediction -- 8. The House of Lords -- 9. Richard Price: Apostle of Liberty
10. The Single Legal Victim of the American Revolution11. Dean Tucker: He Told Them So! -- 12. Governor Pownall Fights to the Finish -- 13. David Hartley: Amateur Diplomat -- 14. Charles James Fox: The Life of the Party -- 15. Peace, Peace, When There Is No Peace -- 16. Summary and Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This volume profiles a dozen British men and women, who, for varying reasons, opposed the policy of the British government towards its 13 colonies before and during the American Revolution. Their actions helped prepare the way for the recognition of the United States as an independent nation
Notes Print version record
Subject Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Public opinion.
Public opinion, British.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Influence.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Foreign public opinion, British
Great Britain.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1317475704