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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Richard Archer


In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. This book presents a narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied town. The book moves between the governor's mansion and cobble-stoned back-alleys as it traces the origins of the colonists' conflict with Britain. The book reveals the maneuvering of colonial political leaders such as Governor Francis Bernard, Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson, and J ... More

Keywords: American Revolution, Boston, Francis Bernard, Thomas Hutchinson, James Otis Jr, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Liberty Trees, Sugar Act, Stamp Act

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199895779
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Archer, author
Whittier College, Los Angeles, CA, Professor of History Emeritus