Author: James R. Fichter

James R. Fichter is associate professor of European and American studies at the University of Hong Kong. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on tea in the American Revolution provisionally titled "Tea's Party: The Revolutionary Politics of a Consumer Good, 1773-1776." He is the author of So Great a Profit: How the East Indies Transformed Anglo-American Capitalism.

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The Mystery of “The Alternative of Williams-burg”

According to the Virginia Gazette between 400 and 500 merchants gathered in Williamsburg in early November 1774 and “voluntarily and generally signed” the Continental Association.[1] The Association provided for a boycott of Britain, with provisions not to import from, export to or consume products of the mother country. On November 9, 1774, the merchants presented their […]

by James R. Fichter