THE IDEOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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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Review: The Ideological Origins of the American RevolutionUser Review - Elaine - Goodreads
This is a phenomenal book. I work in Washington, DC, close to the Smithsonian, and during lunch would browse through the bookstore of the American History Museum. Not long out of college and having ... Read full review
Review: The Ideological Origins of the American RevolutionUser Review - Joseph Stieb - Goodreads
I read this just after finishing Wood's Radicalism of the American Revolution, which is much more engaging and expansive. Bailyn's book is a bit stuffier and the overall argument is harder to grasp ... Read full review