The Colonial Background of the American Revolution

Four Essays in American Colonial History, Revised Edition

Charles McLean Andrews; Foreword by Leonard W. Labaree

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September 10, 1961
240 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/4
ISBN: 9780300000047
Paper

Almost universally accepted as the most penetrating analysis of the events leading to 1776, Andrews’ classic explores the whole colonial period, as it was viewed on both sides of the Atlantic, beginning with the founding of the Jamestown colony.
 
“No such balanced and masterly review of Colonial conditions and British colonial policy has ever been given to the public.” –Samuel Eliot Morison

“No such balanced and masterly review of Colonial conditions and British colonial policy has ever been given to the public.”—Samuel Eliot Morison

"Probably no other historian in America [had] the knowledge possessed by Professor Andrews of the manuscript sources in England needful for the understanding of the policy of that country or a firmer grasp of the commercial aspects of the political thought of the times. The picture which he gives of the 'old colonial system' is of the highest interest and value."—James Truslow Adams