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Pamphlets of the American Revolution 1750-1776

 Author: Bernard Bailyn (Editor), Jane N. Garrett (Editor)  Category: Revolutionary War  Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press  Pages: 771  Country: United States  Language: English  Item Weight: 1.58 pounds

This is the first volume of a four-volume set that will reprint in their entirety the texts of 72 pamphlets relating to the Anglo-American controversy that were published in American in the years 1750-1776. They have been selected from the corpus of the pamphlet literature on the basis of their importance in the growth of American political and social ideas, their role in the debate with England over constitutional rights, and their literary merits. All of the best known pamphlets of the period, Such as James Otis’ Rights of the British Colonies (1764), John Dickinson’s Farmer’s Letters (1768), and Thomas Paine’s Common Sense (1776) are to be included. In addition there are lesser known ones particularly important in the development of American constitutional thought: Stephen Johnson’s Some Important Observations (1766)

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