Keywords

Shays's Rebellion, Shaysite Rebellion, Daniel Shays

Abstract

Nearly all of the histories of Shays's Rebellion point to debt as the reason why farmers in western Massachusetts rose against the courts and the state government in the fall and winter of 1786-87. Recent scholarship demonstrates a new line of reasoning based on the tax records of those involved. The following thesis, a screenplay, offers a fictional telling of this insurgency. The story is told using language pulled from contemporary letters and documents and follows a line of causation pointing to inequitable state tax structure and poor representation as the provocation. The response that ensued was not a rebellion – it was a Regulation.

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Graduation Date

2006

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Jones, Donald

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Office of Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies

Degree Program

Liberal Studies

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0001051

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0001051

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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