THE IDEOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Harvard University Press, 1992 - History - 396 pages
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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.
  

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Excellent for understanding the political background of the American Revolution. What influences shaped the American colonists' rebellion and formation of new governments are clearly explained. A classic in American revolutionary studies Read full review

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Read this book in my college honors seminar. This is one of the books that helped convince me that a History PhD program was the right choice for me. While there are fresher interpretations of the ... Read full review

Contents

THE LITERATURE
1
SOURCES AND TRADITIONS
22
A THEORY
55
THE LOGIC OF REBELLION
94
TRANSFORMATION
160
THE CONTAGION OF LIBERTY
230
INDEX
381
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Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor, Emeritus, and Director of the International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, includingThe Ideological Origins of the American Revolution(Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes) andThe Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson(National Book Award), both published by Harvard.

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