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The Burning of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution

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Considered One of the First Acts of Rebellion to British Authority Over the American Colonies, a Fresh Account Placing the Incident into Historical Context Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773--a period historians refer to as "the lull"--a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty's schooner Gaspee , which had run aground six miles south of Providence while on an anti-smuggling patrol. After threatening and shooting its commanding officer, the raiders looted the vessel ...

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The Burning of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee: An Attack on Crown Rule Before the American Revolution
2016, Westholme Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781594162671

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