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Shays

 (shāz), Daniel 1747?-1825.
American Revolutionary soldier and insurrectionist who led an uprising known as Shays's Rebellion (1786-1787). Massachusetts farmers opposed to the state's debt and tax policies disrupted court proceedings and attempted to capture a government arsenal, but they were defeated by the state militia.

Shays

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(Biography) Daniel. ?1747–1825, American soldier and revolutionary leader of a rebellion of Massachusetts farmers against the US government (1786–87)

Shays

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Daniel, 1747–1825, American Revolutionary War soldier: leader of a popular insurrection (Shays'′ Rebel′lion) in Massachusetts 1786–87.
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For example, Daniel Shays was a middle-class farmer, not "a bankrupt farmer" (12).
When Shays' Rebellion flared, Stebbins led a company to Springfield and was there when Daniel Shays failed to take the armoury in January, 1787.
And I don't mean just Thomas Jefferson and the boys--and they were all boys back then--but Thomas Paine and Daniel Shays.
Within this tapestry are woven scenes of druid ceremonies in Thayer's Wood in the middle of Midsummer night, the lingering revolutionary spirit of Captain Daniel Shays, hero of the Revolution and leader of the first rebellion against the post-Revolutionary order, the skullduggery concealed behind the scarlet curtains of Miss Millie Tiverton's fancy house, and more ghosts, spirits, and skeletons than you could find in a corrupt politician's closet.
Why not Captain Daniel Shays, veteran of the Revolutionary War, who led a revolt of poor farmers in Western Massachusetts against the oppressive taxes levied by the rich who controlled the Massachusetts legislature?
Y la semana pasada recodaba aquel esplendido texto de Gore Vidal, aparecido originalmente en The New York Times y recogido en un libro de ensayos, Homage to Daniel Shays, que expresa con una luminosa simplicidad y precision el meollo del problema de las drogas, cuyo peligro radica no en sus efectos naturales sino en los financieros, en ser el pretexto para armar un gran negocio basado en la prohibicion, el mismo negocio que fue ya probado historicamente en el gran experimento, aquel que prohibio el alcohol que fue, justamente, la plantaforma de arranque para la gran criminalidad norteamericana.
As Professor Rothenberg suggests, "Perhaps the most politically significant losers" were the followers of Daniel Shays, whose rebellion "happened in 1786, annum mirabilis in the time path of rural market integration and agricultural productivity growth".
Shays' Rebellion, a farmers' uprising named for its leader Daniel Shays, reached its climax when Shays led 1100 men in an attempt to seize the arsenal in Springfield, Mass.
His essays are collected in Reflections Upon a Sinking Ship (1969), Homage to Daniel Shays (1973), Matters of Fact and Fiction (1977), The Second American Revolution (1982), and At Home (1988).
They include not only the colonists who threw tea into Boston Harbor but Henry David Thoreau, who refused to pay for the Mexican-American War, and Daniel Shays, whose farmer rebellion just over 200 years ago against the seizure of property for overdue debts and delinquent taxes also took place here in the Pioneer Valley.
Belchertown Branch: 4 Daniel Shays Highway (Routes 9 & 202)
The rebellion quickly died out, with most of the leaders, including Daniel Shays (who merely commanded the largest regiment), fleeing to Vermont.