The Language of Liberty 1660-1832: Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World, 1660-1832 / Edition 1

The Language of Liberty 1660-1832: Political Discourse and Social Dynamics in the Anglo-American World, 1660-1832 / Edition 1

by J. C. D. Clark
     
 

Supplementing English Society, 1688-1832 (1985) and Revolution and Rebellion (1986), this revisionary study creates a new view of the political and intellectual relations between Britain and America during a period that witnessed the formation of modern states and the extinction of an Anglican, aristocratic and monarchical order. See more details below

Overview

Supplementing English Society, 1688-1832 (1985) and Revolution and Rebellion (1986), this revisionary study creates a new view of the political and intellectual relations between Britain and America during a period that witnessed the formation of modern states and the extinction of an Anglican, aristocratic and monarchical order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521449571
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/20/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction: The Structure of Anglo-American Political Discourse1
ILaw, religion and sovereignty1
IIConstitutional innovations and their English antecedents6
IIIThe genesis of political discourse10
IVTransatlantic ties and their failure13
VThe Commonwealth paradigm20
VIDenominational discourse29
VIIThe implications of theological conflict35
VIIIDenominational dynamics and political rebellions41
1The Conflict Between Laws: Sovereignty and State Formation in the United Kingdom and the United States46
ILaw, nationality and nationalism: monarchical allegiance and identity46
IIThe creation of the United Kingdom, 1536-1801: religion and the origins of the common-law doctrine of sovereignty62
IIISovereignty in political theory from Justinian to the English jurists75
IVNatural law versus common law: the polarisation of a common idiom93
VSovereignty, Dissent and the American rejection of the British state111
VISovereignty and the New Republic: the American constitution in transatlantic perspective125
2The Conflict Between Denominations: The Religious Identity of Early-Modern Societies141
IBefore redefinition: politics and religion in the old society141
IIAnglicanism as an agency of state formation: the question of establishment153
IIICanon law, heterodoxy and the American perception of tyranny167
IVThe Anglican ascendancy as the hegemony of discourse180
VThe Anglican dream: harmony and conflict in the English parish190
VIThe Anglican nightmare: sectarian diversity in colonial America203
3Predispositions: Rebellion and Its Social Constituencies in the English Atlantic Empire, 1660-1832218
IRebellions and their analysis in the Anglo-American tradition218
IICovenanters, Presbyterians and Whigs: resistance to the Stuarts in England and Scotland, 1660-1689225
IIIColonial American rebellions 1660-1689 and transatlantic discourse240
IVThe rights of Englishmen, the rhetoric of slavery, and rebellions in Britain and America, 1689-1760249
VThe right of resistance and its sectarian preconditions in North America, 1760-1799257
VIThe rhetoric of resistance and its social constituencies in England and Ireland, 1733-1832: some transatlantic analogies282
VIIDenominations, social constituencies and their activation290
4Political Mobilisation: The American Revolution as a War of Religion296
IThe American Revolution as a civil war296
IIPredispositions, accelerators and catalysts: the role of theology303
IIIHeterodox and orthodox in the Church of England311
IVThe divisions and disruptions of English Dissent317
VHeterodoxy and rebellion in colonial America, 1760-1776335
(A)The American Anglicans339
(B)The American Presbyterians351
(C)The American Congregationalists363
(D)The American Baptists372
Conclusion: 'Desolating Devastation': the Origins of Anglo-American Divergence382
Index392

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