Author: Simon Hill

Simon Hill is a Lecturer in History at Liverpool John Moores University and Visiting Lecturer in History at the University of Chester (both in the UK). He has written on how the American Revolution affected the British port-town of Liverpool in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History and Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies.

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China and the American Revolution

Historians are aware that imperial China had ties to the American Revolution. Indeed, James Fichter wrote that “tea, though an Asian commodity, helped bring about American independence.” Tea, which was shipped from China into Britain and then re-exported to Britain’s American colonies, formed part of Britain’s controversial taxation agenda for the said colonies during the […]

by Simon Hill