A Dress Rehearsal for Revolution

A Dress Rehearsal for Revolution

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John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon were political writers who published in London during the early eighteenth century. Together they authored two serial sets of essays titled Cato's Letters and the Independent Whig. Trenchard and Gordon's works were well known in London and became popular in the British North American colonies. This study examines the use and influences of Trenchard and Gordon's works in eighteenth-century British America. More specifically, Professor Barry demonstrates that Trenchard and Gordon's works were taken out of context and taught colonists a mode of action, which set the groundwork for the American Revolution..aquot;58 Essay 115 titled: aquot;The Encroaching Nature of Power, ever to be watched and checkedaquot; gave specific characteristics of aquot;goodaquot; and aquot;badaquot; magistrates. The essay asserted that a aquot;goodaquot; leader must look out for the welfare of aquot;the peopleaquot; andanbsp;...

Title:A Dress Rehearsal for Revolution
Author:Heather E. Barry
Publisher:University Press of America - 2007


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