Debate on the American Revolution

Debate on the American Revolution

by Gwenda Morgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0719052424

ISBN-13: 9780719052422

Pub. Date: 04/01/2008

Publisher: Manchester University Press

This book is the first in-depth study of the way in which historians have dealt with the coming of the American Revolution and the formation of the Constitution. The approach is thematic, examining how historians in different periods interpreted these events and their causes and, more contentiously, their meaning.

Making accessible to modern readers the work of

Overview

This book is the first in-depth study of the way in which historians have dealt with the coming of the American Revolution and the formation of the Constitution. The approach is thematic, examining how historians in different periods interpreted these events and their causes and, more contentiously, their meaning.

Making accessible to modern readers the work of often neglected early historians, this book examines how the emergence of history as a professional discipline led to new and competing versions of the history of the Revolution. It spans the entire period from the first generation of writers, whose ideas about history were shaped by the Enlightenment, to those of the twenty-first century who draw on the rich legacy provided by black studies, gender and women's studies, cultural studies and ethnohistory. This book will be an invaluable resource for all students and scholars of the American Revolution.

About the Author:
Gwenda Morgan is Reader in History and American Studies at the University of Sunderland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719052422
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Issues in Historiography Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

General editor's foreword     ix
Acknowledgements     xiii
Abbreviations     xv
Introduction     1
The pioneers     7
'Noble ideals and ignoble interests'     50
Present at the creation: the making of the Federal Constitution     95
Ideology, slavery and original intent     132
African Americans: resistance and revolution     175
'A new era in female history'     215
The Indians, the west and the Revolution     254
Conclusion     297
Further reading     303
Index     307

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