The American Revolution, 1763-1783

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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I. AMERICA, 1763-1776.
PAGE
Effects of the Peace of Paris on the American colonies1
Predictions of their separation from England2
Question of the cession of Canada3
Impossibility of retaining the colonies by force6
Strong loyalty of the colonies8
Their independence of each other10
New England13
The Middle States18
Virginia24
The other Southern colonies29
Intellectual and material condition of the colonies30
Their moral and political condition34
Their relations to the mother country38
And to the Crown41
Commercial restrictions42
American smuggling46
'Writs of assistance'48
Elements of dissension49
Policy of Grenville.
Revision of the trade laws52
Establishment of an army in the colonies56
Determination to tax the colonies59

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  • Title Page iii
  • Introduction. v
  • Bibliographical Note. xi
  • Contents xix
  • Chapter I. America, 1763-1776. 1
  • Chapter II 247
  • Chapter III 378
  • Chapter IV 459
  • Notes. 486
  • Index. 503
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