The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, Fourth Edition
In The Birth of the Republic, 1763–89, Edmund S. Morgan shows how the challenge of British taxation started Americans on a search for constitutional principles to protect their freedom, and eventually led to the Revolution. By demonstrating that the founding fathers’ political philosophy was not grounded in theory, but rather grew out of their own immediate needs, Morgan paints a vivid portrait of how the founders’ own experiences shaped their passionate convictions, and these in turn were incorporated into the Constitution and other governmental documents. The Birth of the Republic is the classic account of the beginnings of the American government, and in this fourth edition the original text is supplemented with a new foreword by Joseph J. Ellis and a historiographic essay by Rosemarie Zagarri.
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Review: The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89 (The Chicago History of American Civilization)User Review - Lee - Goodreads
This was a good overview of the period before, during and after the Revolution. It is short so there isn't a lot of detail. If you want some background on the Revolution and don't know much about it, this would be a decent place to start. Read full review
Review: The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89 (The Chicago History of American Civilization)User Review - Broc Christian - Goodreads
Good overall summary of the political history of the Amer. Rev. Would be a good intro for someone who doesn't know to much about the Revolution. Read full review