The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution / Edition 2

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution / Edition 2

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by Bernard Bailyn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674443020

ISBN-13: 9780674443020

Pub. Date: 03/28/1992

Publisher: Harvard

To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, "Fulfillment," as a Postscript. Here he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national government and the original

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To the original text of what has become a classic of American historical literature, Bernard Bailyn adds a substantial essay, "Fulfillment," as a Postscript. Here he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national government and the original principles of the Revolution. This detailed study of the persistence of the nation's ideological origins adds a new dimension to the book and projects its meaning forward into vital current concerns.

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ISBN-13:
9780674443020
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Edition description:
Enlarged Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
172,753
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. The Literature of Revolution

II. Sources and Traditions

III. Power and Liberty: A Theory of Politics

IV. The Logic of Rebellion

A Note on Conspiracy

V. Transformation

1. Representation and Consent

2. Constitution and Rights

3. Sovereignty

VI. The Contagion of Liberty

1. Slavery

2. Establishment of Religion

3. The Democracy Unleashed

4. "Whether Some Degree of Respect Be Not Always Due from Inferiors to Superiors"

Postscript. Fulfillment: A Commentary on the Constitution

Index

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Ideological Origins of the American Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jefjiljuljenjon More than 1 year ago
Compelling reading for those who want to understand better the issues and arguments that drove the true American Revolution - that of ideas, not the war. Very interesting analysis of the key components leading up to the war and the framing of the new form of government for the United States. Extraordinary parallels between the actions and attitudes of the pro- and anti- British forces in the 1750s and 1760s and our own current political debate today. Great research and a plethora of references for those seeking additional information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether the Bible or Old English Lit, or History, the context of societal events is a must for understanding. Bernard Bailyn gives life to the mindset of colonial pre-America, its' debates, writters and speeches of their time, from both continents plus noting historical writings that held sway. You won't find these informative historical references in the Common Core history curriculum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago