Henry Gladney exposes oversight in constitutional history

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New book ‘No Taxation without Representation’ reveals omitted information relevant to American constitutional history

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In his highly informative new exposé, “No Taxation without Representation,” Henry Gladney describes events that should be included in every American constitutional history, but are absent from every history book he knows. ‘No Taxation …’ deals with foundational issues in American political history — crucial information for any citizen. It will particularly interest history professors, history students and members of patriotic associations.

The 1768 Petition to His Majesty, Memorial to the House of Lords, and Remonstrance to the House of Commons (PMR), a Virginia protest against threatened taxation, evoked similar protests from every other Colony and led directly to the Declaration of Independence. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were members of the Virginia legislature that originated this protest. Nevertheless, PMR is mentioned in few American Revolution histories; when mentioned, it rarely receives more than scant discussion, even though the PMR document is the most eloquent and effective taxation protest ever written.

“No Taxation without Representation” traces the history and influence of this idea from 17th century articulations to its inclusion in the U.S. Constitution, sketching connections to colonial protests and British Parliamentary actions. It points to the texts of the most influential political documents concerning American taxation, citing enough of this record to give scholars a quick start into creating more thorough histories and providing links to key 18th century documents.

“No Taxation without Representation”
By Henry M. Gladney
Hardcover | 6 x 9in     | 202 pages | ISBN 9781499042092
Softcover | 6 x 9in     | 202 pages | ISBN 9781499042108
E-Book | 202 pages | ISBN 9781499042085
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About the Author
Henry Gladney studied at the University of Toronto and Princeton University. With IBM Research collaborators, he invented real-time time-sharing used in 16,000 large computers (1968), widely emulated access control software (1975) and digital library services that became IBM's Content Manager offering (1993). After leaving IBM, he designed the first reliable long-term preservation method for digital documents (2002). Gladney has published 100 peer-reviewed works and a book, “Preserving Digital Information” (2007).

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