Cloth, gilt cover device, large 8vo, xxvi, 544 pp, ills. From the blurb: "Sir Francis Bernard (1712-1779), royal governor of colonial Massachusetts from 1760 to 1769, witnessed the rapid dissipation of good feelings stemming from Anglo-American victory in the French and Indian War and the first stirrings of colonial radicalism. The writs of assistance case, the Stamp Act riots, and the ensuing boycotts of British manufactures all happened on his watch. Bernard himself proved to be a controversial figure. His most vociferous opponents accused him of aggressively pursuing customs violations to augment his own income. Others believed that he had deliberately misrepresented political conditions in Boston in order to persuade authorities in England to dispatch troops to support his troubled administration. At the end of his governorship, the Massachusetts House of Representatives petitioned for his recall, even as the king awarded him a baronetcy for his loyal service. Once home in England, Bernard slipped easily into the role of an expert on colonial affairs and helped devise imperial policies that would exacerbate the growing crisis. Bernard's letters and other incidental papers provide an abundant insight into the personalities and bitter controversies." Very Good in slightly used dustwrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-39552
Titel: The papers of Francis Bernard : Governor of ...
Verlag: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, first edition, 2007
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition