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"An Authentic Portrait of the Chief Insurgent" from 1878's Our First Century by Richard Miller Devens
"An Authentic Portrait of the Chief Insurgent" from 1878's Our First Century by Richard Miller Devens
Daniel and Abigail Shays' Pelham, MA farmhouse, c. 1898
Daniel and Abigail Shays' Pelham, MA farmhouse, c. 1898
Contemporary engraving depicting Daniel Shays (left) and Job Shattuck, another rebel leader; the artist intentionally rendered them in an unflattering
Contemporary engraving depicting Daniel Shays (left) and Job Shattuck, another rebel leader; the artist intentionally rendered them in an unflattering way
The Springfield Armory (building pictured is from the 19th century) was the first major target of the rebellion.
The Springfield Armory (building pictured is from the 19th century) was the first major target of the rebellion.
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An illustration of Shays's troops repulsed from the armory in Springfield in early 1787
An illustration of Shays's troops repulsed from the armory in Springfield in early 1787
Populist Governor John Hancock refused to crack down on tax delinquencies and accepted devalued paper currency for debts.
Populist Governor John Hancock refused to crack down on tax delinquencies and accepted devalued paper currency for debts.
Artist's depiction of protesters watching a debtor in a scuffle with a tax collector by the courthouse at Springfield, Massachusetts. The insurrection
Artist's depiction of protesters watching a debtor in a scuffle with a tax collector by the courthouse at Springfield, Massachusetts. The insurrection was a tax-related rebellion.
Governor James Bowdoin instituted a heavy tax burden and stepped up a collection of back taxes.
Governor James Bowdoin instituted a heavy tax burden and stepped up a collection of back taxes.