The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541451346
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 915,479
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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.

An award-winning audio engineer for over forty years, Tom Perkins has expanded his skills to narrating and has more than sixty titles to his credit. He learned by working with the world's best voice talent during his career, and he continues to engineer a variety of projects.

Table of Contents

I. The Literature of Revolution

II. Sources and Traditions

III. Power and Liberty: A Theory of Politics

IV. The Logic of Rebellion

A Note on Conspiracy

V. Transformation

1. Representation and Consent

2. Constitution and Rights

3. Sovereignty

VI. The Contagion of Liberty

1. Slavery

2. Establishment of Religion

3. The Democracy Unleashed

4. "Whether Some Degree of Respect Be Not Always Due from Inferiors to Superiors"

Postscript. Fulfillment: A Commentary on the Constitution


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