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The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 / Edition 1
     

The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 / Edition 1

by Gordon S. Wood, Institute of Early American History and Culture Staff
 

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ISBN-10: 0807847232

ISBN-13: 9780807847237

Pub. Date: 04/06/1998

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution.—New York Times Book Review

"During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely

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One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution.—New York Times Book Review

"During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely one.—William and Mary Quarterly

"[A] brilliant and sweeping interpretation of political culture in the Revolutionary generation.—New England Quarterly

"This is an admirable, thoughtful, and penetrating study of one of the most important chapters in American history.—Wesley Frank Craven

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807847237
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/06/1998
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
675
Sales rank:
312,476
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the 1998 Edition / v
Preface / xv

Part One: The Ideology of Revolution
Chapter I. The Whig Science of Politics / 3
Chapter II. Republicanism / 46
Chapter III. Moral Reformation / 91

Part Two: The Constitution of the States
Chapter IV. The Restructuring of Power / 127
Chapter V. The Nature of Representation / 162
Chapter VI. Mixed Government and Bicameralism / 197

Part Three: The People against the Legislatures
Chapter VII. Law and Contracts / 259
Chapter VIII. Conventions of the People / 306
Chapter IX. The Sovereignty of the People / 344

Part Four: The Critical Period
Chapter X. Vices of the System / 393
Chapter XI. Republican Remedies / 430

Part Five: The Federal Constitution
Chapter XII. The Worthy against the Licentious / 471
Chapter XIII. The Federalist Persuasion / 519

Part Six: The Revolutionary Achievement
Chapter XIV. The Relevance and Irrelevance of John Adams / 567
Chapter XV. The American Science of Politics / 593

A Note on Sources
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Index

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