A 'Dress Rehearsal' For Revolution: John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon's Works in Eighteenth-Century British America
- Publish Date: 2007-08-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Heather E. Barry
John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon were political writers who published in London during the early eighteenth century. Together they authored two serial sets of essays titled Cato's Letters and the Independent Whig. Trenchard and Gordon's works were well known in London and became popular in the British North American colonies. This study examines the use and influences of Trenchard and Gordon's works in eighteenth-century British America. More specifically, Professor Barry demonstrates that Trenchard and Gordon's works were taken out of context and taught colonists a mode of action, which set the groundwork for the American Revolution.