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A Plan "to banish all the Scotchmen": Victimization and Political Mobilization in Pre-Revolutionary Boston

Citation
Nicolson C (2007) A Plan "to banish all the Scotchmen": Victimization and Political Mobilization in Pre-Revolutionary Boston. Massachusetts Historical Review, 9, pp. 55-102. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25081213

Abstract
This is a case study of the ethnic and cultural aspects of colonial mobilization against Britain during the imperial crisis, focussing on the predicament of a Scottish merchant and importer, Patrick McMaster, and an English female sojourner, Ann Hulton. The aborted attempt to tar and feather McMaster and the mobbing of the Hultons home reveal (a) how anti-British feelings were part of the protests and (b) how the ideology of British imperialism permeated the thinking of Scots and English living in Boston during the crisis.

Keywords
Scotland; Colonial Boston; American Revolution; imperial crisis; Scottish; merchants; non-importation; crowd action; McMaster; Hulton; Great Britain; 1770; Merchants Massachusetts Boston Biography; United States History Revolution, 1775-1783; Boston (Mass.) History Revolution, 1775-1783; Boston (Mass.) History Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; American loyalists; Scotland Relations United States; United States Relations Scotland Congresses

Journal
Massachusetts Historical Review: Volume 9

StatusPublished
Author(s)Nicolson, Colin
Publication date31/12/2007
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1150
PublisherMassachusetts Historical Society
Publisher URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/25081213
ISSN1526-3894
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