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As If an Enemy's Country: The British…
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As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins… (editie 2010)

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Perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. This is Richard Archer's narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied town. Archer moves deftly between the governor's mansion and cobblestoned back-alleys as he traces the origins of the colonists' conflict with Britain. He reveals the maneuvering of colonial leaders as they responded to London's new policies, and he evokes the outrage many Bostonians felt towards Parliament and its local representatives. Archer captures the popular mobilization under the leadership of John Hancock and Samuel Adams that met the oppressive imperial measures--most notably the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act--with demonstrations, violence, and non-importation agreements. When the city was flooded with troops, tempers flared and violent conflicts broke out. Archer's vivid tale culminates in the Boston Massacre and its aftermath.--From publisher description.… (meer)
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Titel:As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Auteurs:Richard Archer (Auteur)
Info:Oxford University Press (2010), Edition: 1, 304 pages
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A well-researched look into events around Boston leading to the American Revolution. Archer finds that the economy of the Boston area was declining in the 1760s, which made the leading citizens of the area less inclined to support the policies of the crown when they seemed to infringe on local interests. The turning point is the occupation of Boston by British troops intended to assist the King's men in enforcing new taxes. Archer's assessment is not particularly well written, and does not address the argument that the standard of living in Boston was still higher than that of England, with lower taxes. Still, it provides a good amount of information and a case that the revolution involved more than the leading citizens and more than petty complaints. ( )
  MadBeet | Oct 20, 2018 |
With a kind of sympathetic objectivity, Richard Archer provides the details--almost certain to have been vicious and unpleasant, but perhaps surprisingly not genocidal --of the British occupation of Boston just before the American Revolution. Archer clearly shows that there was very little Tory malice, and no Tory loyalist conspiracy to enslave the colonials, although that is what the insurgents loudly claimed. Even the "Boston Massacre" was simply a case of soldiers panicking in the midst of an un-armed but bold and willful crowd.

This 2012 reprint of the author's 2010 work only gets "timelier", as the current Tea Party is revealed as a false front for moneyed monopolist interests seeking to avoid regulations and taxes. The historian documents the fact that wealthy smugglers pretending to be "merchants" in Boston were clearly instigating the riots and assemblies around the "Liberty Tree". Rich smugglers like John Hancock were targeting the homes of the governors and the civic structures where they worked, for pillage and plunder. Archer's focus is in the period from 1768 to 1770, just before the 1773 Tea Party event itself.

At the time, George Washington and Ben Franklin were themselves declared Revolutionaries, with their own lives on the line. Yet they decried 1773 the Tea Party sponsored attack "as an act of violent Injustice on our part". Only rich plutocratic smugglers would think to paint their employees with Indian war paints and feathers -- to cast blame upon the Native people for their own criminal work!
  keylawk | Aug 15, 2013 |
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I thought this book would be about Boston occupied by British troops under siege of the Continental Army ca. 1775-1776. Instead it is set a few years earlier from 1768 to 1770 when British troops were first sent to police the unruly provincial capital.... Archer writes an engaging and informative history of a time and place I thought I knew already.
 
For historians of the Revolutionary era, this book offers an accurate but not especially innovative retelling of familiar events. For undergraduate and lay readers,... [it is] a well-paced narrative informed by sound archival research, illuminated by engaging anecdotes and biographical sketches, and attentive to bigger themes in American history.... Archer does not make a convincing case that the British occupation was the pivotal point on Boston's road to revolution.
toegevoegd door Muscogulus | bewerkJournal of the Early Republic, Timothy J. Shannon (Apr 1, 2011)
 
Archer succeeds in arguing that Boston's occupation in the years prior to the massacre fractured their British identity; but what is missing is a full examination of how citizens maintained that identity in the following years leading to independence.... [C]ontributes to the ongoing debate over the formation of American identity. His persuasive argument focuses on when and how Bostonians started to question their understanding of themselves as British and leads to his conclusion that, "the first American revolution was in Bostonians' sense of their identity" (228).
toegevoegd door Muscogulus | bewerkCommon-place, Nichole George (Jul 1, 2010)
 

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Perhaps nothing did more to foment anti-British sentiment than the armed occupation of Boston. This is Richard Archer's narrative of those critical months between October 1, 1768 and the winter of 1770 when Boston was an occupied town. Archer moves deftly between the governor's mansion and cobblestoned back-alleys as he traces the origins of the colonists' conflict with Britain. He reveals the maneuvering of colonial leaders as they responded to London's new policies, and he evokes the outrage many Bostonians felt towards Parliament and its local representatives. Archer captures the popular mobilization under the leadership of John Hancock and Samuel Adams that met the oppressive imperial measures--most notably the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act--with demonstrations, violence, and non-importation agreements. When the city was flooded with troops, tempers flared and violent conflicts broke out. Archer's vivid tale culminates in the Boston Massacre and its aftermath.--From publisher description.

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