The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

by Bernard Bailyn
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The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution 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 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780674076662
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,096,377
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor, Emeritus, and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, Emeritus, at Harvard University. His books have won the Bancroft Prize, two Pulitzer Prizes, and the National Book Award.

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Ideological Origins of the American Revolution 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jefjiljuljenjon More than 1 year ago
Compelling reading for those who want to understand better the issues and arguments that drove the true American Revolution - that of ideas, not the war. Very interesting analysis of the key components leading up to the war and the framing of the new form of government for the United States. Extraordinary parallels between the actions and attitudes of the pro- and anti- British forces in the 1750s and 1760s and our own current political debate today. Great research and a plethora of references for those seeking additional information.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether the Bible or Old English Lit, or History, the context of societal events is a must for understanding. Bernard Bailyn gives life to the mindset of colonial pre-America, its' debates, writters and speeches of their time, from both continents plus noting historical writings that held sway. You won't find these informative historical references in the Common Core history curriculum.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago