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Prologue to Revolution

Sources and Documents on the Stamp Act Crisis, 1764-1766

Edmund S. Morgan

Publisher: Omohundro Institute
Imprint: OIEAHC
Published: 10/1959
Reprint: 2004
Pages: 174
Subject: Colonial, Revolutionary Era & Early American History
Paperback ISBN: 9780807856215
eBook ISBN: 9780807838914



This comprehensive documentary source book on the Stamp Act provides a case-study approach to American colonial history and serves as a problems source book on the key event in Anglo-American relations in the 1760s. Morgan has assembled sixty-five crucial documents on all phases of the crisis; on certain acute issues of the controversy nearly all of the relevant materials now extant are included.


Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University. His many books include Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America and The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution.