THE IDEOLOGICAL ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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Harvard University Press, 1992 - History - 416 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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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Contrasts other histories of the American Revolution (from Charles Beard onwards) which posit that the AR was solely an economic struggle of the landed gentry against taxes. Textual analysis of ... Read full review

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The road to the writing of this Pulitzer Prize winning book began when Bailyn was asked to prepare a collection of pamphlets of the American Revolutionary War era. In doing so he began to see ... Read full review

Contents

THE LITERATURE
1
SOURCES AND TRADITIONS
22
A THEORY
55
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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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