Shays's Rebellion : authority and distress in post-revolutionary America
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Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
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Book
ISBN
9781421417424, 9781421417431, 1421417421, 142141743X
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Amherst Jones Library - Special CollectionsMASS.-CondonLibrary Use Only
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Published
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
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165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9781421417424, 9781421417431, 1421417421, 142141743X

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Throughout the late summer and fall of 1786, farmers in central and western Massachusetts organized themselves into armed groups to protest against established authority and aggressive creditors. Calling themselves "regulators" or the "voice of the people," these crowds attempted to pressure the state government to lower taxes and provide relief to debtors by using some of the same methods employed against British authority a decade earlier. From the perspective of men of wealth and station, these farmers threatened the foundations of society: property rights and their protection in courts and legislature. In this concise and compelling account of the uprising that came to be known as Shays's Rebellion, Sean Condon describes the economic difficulties facing both private citizens and public officials in newly independent Massachusetts. He explains the state government policy that precipitated the farmers' revolt, details the machinery of tax and debt collection in the 1780s, and provides readers with a vivid example of how the establishment of a republican form of government shifted the boundaries of dissent and organized protest." -- Publisher's description.

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