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- DescriptionOn the way toward declaring independence, Americans saw themselves as a separate people in the process of birth. In 1774, the First Continental Congress drew up a highly specific code of behaviour banning cock-fighting, horse-racing , and theatre. Public executions took the place of drama, and strict regulations were placed on funerals . Withington argues that Congress banned these activities because they were viewed as posing a threat to the values needed in order to make resistance to Britain successful. The book is a brilliant example of cultural history, using activities like gambling and theatre to illuminate the popular attitudes and government policy that contributed to the move toward Independence.
- Author(s)Ann Fairfax Withington
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication01/10/1991
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Note18 pp halftones
- Weight526 g
- Width148 mm
- Height225 mm
- Spine23 mm
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