Posted by: Democratic Thinker | May 17, 2010

The Novanglus Essays

The Novanglus Essays—
Background of the American Revolution

John Adams, under the signature of Novanglus, published a series of essays in Boston just prior to the start of the armed conflict in America. An answer to the Massachusettensis essays, Adams laid out the American position on the natural rights of individual Americans and the rights enjoyed by all colonial governments under British law.