Chronology of World, British and American Literature.
Edmund Burke. British. 1775. Speech. On Conciliation with the American Colonies. Wanted to grant the colonies autonomy. Won only 58 votes.
John Trumbull. American. 1775/82. Poetry/Satire. M’Fingal. Modeled on Samuel Butler’s Hudibras; ridicules extremism on both sides of the Revolution.
Adam Smith. British. 1776. Nonfiction. The Wealth of Nations. Outlines a system of laissez-faire economics based on absolutely free economy.
Thomas Jefferson. American. 1776. Nonfiction. Declaration of
Thomas Paine. American. 1776. Nonfiction. Common Sense. Urges the immediate separation from