The debate on the American Revolution

The debate on the American Revolution

by Gwenda Morgan
     
 

This book is the first in-depth study of the way in which historians have dealt with the coming of the American Revolution and the formation of the US Constitution. The approach is thematic, examining how historians in different periods interpreted these events and their causes and, more contentiously, their meaning.

Making accessible to modern readers the work

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This book is the first in-depth study of the way in which historians have dealt with the coming of the American Revolution and the formation of the US Constitution. The approach is thematic, examining how historians in different periods interpreted these events and their causes and, more contentiously, their meaning.

Making accessible to modern readers the work of often-neglected early historians, this book examines how the emergence of history as a professional discipline led to new and competing versions of the history of the Revolution. It spans the entire period from the first generation of writers, whose ideas about history were shaped by the Enlightenment, to those of the twenty-first century who drew on the rich legacy provided by black studies, gender and women's studies, cultural studies and ethnohistory.

This book will be an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of the American Revolution.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A substantial and important survey that assesses and summarizes the truly vast literature on the American Revolution. Readable, insightful, and witty, this book will help students and scholars appreciate the complex histories of the American Revolution." —Professor Stephen Conway, University College London
 
"[Morgan] has succeeded in producing a book that will become required reading for undergraduates studying this enormous topic." —Simon Hill, Liverpool John Moores University
 

“Given the wide variety of topics incorporated within its pages, it has a lot to offer those who do not naturally consider themselves historians.”  —Simon Hill, Liverpool John Moores University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719052415
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Issues in Historiography Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.85(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Gwenda Morgan is Reader in History and American Studies at the University of Sunderland

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