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The ideological origins of the American Revolution [electronic resource] /
Bernard Bailyn.
edition
Enl. ed.
imprint
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
description
xvi, 396 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0674443020 (acid-free paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992.
isbn
0674443020 (acid-free paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11950444
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Bancroft Prize, USA, 1968 : Won
Pulitzer Prize, USA, 1968 : Won
Reviews
Review Quotes
A distinguished achievement. Mr. Bailyn writes with the authority and integrity that derive from a thorough mastery of the material. His meticulous scholarship is matched with perceptive analysis.
In every area of Bernard Bailyn's research--whether Virginia society of the 17th century or the schools of early America--he transformed what historians had hitherto thought about the subject. In The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution , the most famous of his works, Bailyn uncovered a set of ideas among the Revolutionary generation that most historians had scarcely known existed. These radical ideas about power and liberty, and deeply rooted fears of conspiracy, had propelled Americans in the 1760s and 1770s into the Revolution, Bailyn said. His book, which won the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes in 1968, influenced an entire generation of historians. For many, it remains the most persuasive interpretation of the Revolution.
In every area of Bernard Bailyn's research--whether Virginia society of the 17th century or the schools of early America--he transformed what historians had hitherto thought about the subject. In The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, the most famous of his works, Bailyn uncovered a set of ideas among the Revolutionary generation that most historians had scarcely known existed. These radical ideas about power and liberty, and deeply rooted fears of conspiracy, had propelled Americans in the 1760s and 1770s into the Revolution, Bailyn said. His book, which won the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes in 1968, influenced an entire generation of historians. For many, it remains the most persuasive interpretation of the Revolution.
One cannot claim to understand the Revolution without having read this book.
The most brilliant study of the meaning of the Revolution to appear in a generation.
Tightly written and politically sophisticated...In the field of American Revolutionary Studies Bailyn's book must henceforth occupy a position of first rank.
With this reading of the American Revolutionary Experience, Mr. Bailyn has substantially and profoundly altered the nature and direction of the inquiry on the American Revolution. In the process he has also erected a new framework for interpreting the entire first half-century of American national history...A landmark in American historiography.
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Summaries
Main Description
In this book, Bailyn 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.
Table of Contents
The Literature of Revolution
Sources and Traditions
Power and Liberty: A Theory of Politics
The Logic of Rebellion A Note on Conspiracy
Transformation
Representation and Consent
Constitution and Rights
Sovereignty
The Contagion of Liberty
Slavery
Establishment of Religion
The Democracy Unleashed
""Whether Some Degree of Respect Be Not Always Due from Inferiors to Superiors"" Postscript
Fulfillment: A Commentary on the Constitution In
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