The Radicalism of the American Revolution / Edition 1

The Radicalism of the American Revolution / Edition 1

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by Gordon S. Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679404937

ISBN-13: 9780679404934

Pub. Date: 12/24/1991

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.

Overview

In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679404934
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/24/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
447
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

I. Monarchy

1. Hierarchy
2. Patricians and Plebeians
3. Patriarchal Dependence
4. Patronage
5. Political Authority

II. Republicanism

6. The Republicanization of Monarchy
7. A Truncated Society
8. Loosening the Bands of Society
9. Enlightened Paternalism
10. Revolution
11. Enlightenment
12. Benevolence

III. Democracy

13. Equality
14. Interests
15. The Assault on Aristocracy
16. Democratic Officeholding
17. A World Within Themselves
18. The Celebration of Commerce
19. Middle-Class Order

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