Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The non-importation agreement of 1769 and that of 1774 were protests for the preservation of British rights for Great Britain's subjects in America. The colonies were growing. They were beginning to feel their strength. The high spirit in the Virginia Assembly was due to the colony's rapid growth in wealth, population, and culture. England could put off the time when American would establish her independence, which she was almost capable of doing, by governing to the colonies' satisfaction. This strength was bound up in the young radical leaders.
Bristow, Evelyn, "Non-importation agreements in Virginia" (1927). Honors Theses. 412.