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
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674443020
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Edition description:
Enlarged Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
220,233
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor, Emeritus, and Director of the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes) and The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson (National Book Award), both published by Harvard.

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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