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|Title:||Governor Francis Bernard, the Massachusetts Friends of Government, and the Advent of the Revolution|
Friends of Government
Origins of the American Revolution
United States History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Boston (Mass) Politics and government
Massachusetts Govenor (1760-1770 : Bernard)
|Citation:||Nicolson C (1991) Governor Francis Bernard, the Massachusetts Friends of Government, and the Advent of the Revolution. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 103, pp. 24-113. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25081034|
|Abstract:||This article examines the political bases of proto-Loyalism in before the American Revolution. It is based on a prosopography of 727 friends of government in Massachusetts and demonstrates that (a) they were a significant political presence during the administration of Gov. Francis Bernard, 1760-69; (b) they constituted a substantial body of opinion critical of the radical leadership of the colonial protest movement that emerged during the imperial crisis; (c) they represented a potential cadre for Loyalist counter-revolution; (d) the failure of the royal governors to build a coherent anti-revolutionary party explains the futility of counteracting the Revolution in Massachusetts in 1774-76.|
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|Notes:||Page 108 has been omitted from the full text in STORRE.|
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