Knopf

9780385353366

STARRED REVIEW

1774

This important book shows us that without the “long year” of 1774, there may not have been an American Revolution at all.

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Review of ‘1774’

American colonists loved tea and wished to acquire it cheaply. Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, however, made that impossible. As an anonymous New York writer at the time explained, colonists would pay “a duty which is a tax for the Purpose of raising a Revenue from us without our own consent, and tax, or duty,…

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