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Prodigals and pilgrims : the American revolution against patriarchal authority, 1750-1800 /
Jay Fliegelman.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York ; Cambridge University Press, 1989, c1982.
description
vii, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521317266
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York ; Cambridge University Press, 1989, c1982.
isbn
0521317266
catalogue key
1269990
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'It is one of the few works on the American Revolutionary era that recaptures some of the sweeping force of what happened at the end of the eighteenth century.' New York Review of Books
'It is one of the few works on the American Revolutionary era that recaptures some of the sweeping force of what happened at the end of the eighteenth century.'New York Review of Books
'Professor Fliegelman always comes to grips first and last with the historical character of his data. The result is a book that will be useful to many and for years to come.' The Times Literary Supplement
'Professor Fliegelman always comes to grips first and last with the historical character of his data. The result is a book that will be useful to many and for years to come.'The Times Literary Supplement
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The author traces a constellation of intimately related ideas - about the nature of parental authority and filial rights, of moral obligation of Scripture, of the growth of the mind and the nature of historical progress - from their most important English and continental expressions in a variety of literary and theological texts, to their transmission, reception and application in Revolutionary America and in the early national period of American culture.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I
Educational theory and moral independence
The transmission of ideology and the bestsellers of 1775
The familial politics of the Fortunate Fall
Forms of Filial Freedom
The debt of nature reconsidered
Affectionate unions and the new voluntarism
Filial freedom and American Protestantism
The Character of the National Family
George Washington and the reconstituted family
The sealing of the garden, Or the world well lost
Notes
Index
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