"Newport's Stamp Act Rioters: Another Look"

This article focuses on the Stamp Act protests in Newport, RI. Rioters were largely lower- and lower-middle-class maritime workers motivated by economic hardship, resentment over British impressment, and concerns about imperial tax policy. They also challenged Newport's merchant-elite which had tried to limit their protests.

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Sheila Skemp
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Rhode Island History 1989 47(2):41-59
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