This last volume stands as a companion piece to the first. There, Quincy’s political ideas are discussed and traced, in part through Quincy’s political commonplace book, compiled between 1770 and 1774. Here, readers can follow how Quincy expressed those ideas in the newspaper pieces and pamphlet that became an essential part of the debate over rights in the empire. Here too can be found his deep concern, expressed in letters from London to his beloved wife, Abigail, that he serve Massachusetts--"my country," as he called it--well, that he give his last full measure of devotion, if necessary, to the patriot cause.More information is available here.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
New Release: Vol. 6 of the Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior
New from the University of Virginia Press (distributed for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts): Portrait of a Patriot, Volume 6: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior, edited by Daniel R. Coquillette (Boston College) and Neil Longley York (Brigham Young University). The Press explains: