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Publisher Comments:

One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution.

New York Times Book Review

During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely one.

William and Mary Quarterly

[A] brilliant and sweeping interpretation of political culture in the Revolutionary generation.

New England QuarterlyThis is an admirable, thoughtful, and penetrating study of one of the most important chapters in American history.

Wesley Frank Craven

Synopsis:

This classic work explains the evolution of American political thought from the Declaration of Independence to the ratification of the Constitution. In so doing, it greatly illuminates the origins of the present American political system.

About the Author

Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History at Brown University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the 1998 Edition / v

Preface / xv

Part One: The Ideology of Revolution

Chapter I. The Whig Science of Politics / 3

Chapter II. Republicanism / 46

Chapter III. Moral Reformation / 91

Part Two: The Constitution of the States

Chapter IV. The Restructuring of Power / 127

Chapter V. The Nature of Representation / 162

Chapter VI. Mixed Government and Bicameralism / 197

Part Three: The People against the Legislatures

Chapter VII. Law and Contracts / 259

Chapter VIII. Conventions of the People / 306

Chapter IX. The Sovereignty of the People / 344

Part Four: The Critical Period

Chapter X. Vices of the System / 393

Chapter XI. Republican Remedies / 430

Part Five: The Federal Constitution

Chapter XII. The Worthy against the Licentious / 471

Chapter XIII. The Federalist Persuasion / 519

Part Six: The Revolutionary Achievement

Chapter XIV. The Relevance and Irrelevance of John Adams / 567

Chapter XV. The American Science of Politics / 593

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780807824221
Preface:
Wood, Gordon S.
Author:
Wood, Gordon S.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
political thought; Declaration of Independence; Constitution; American political system; republicanism; American Revolution; Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Subject:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-
Subject:
Political science -- United States -- History.
Subject:
political thought
Subject:
Declaration of independence
Subject:
Constitution
Subject:
American political system
Subject:
Republicanism
Subject:
American revolution
Subject:
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Subject:
Declaration of Indepe
Subject:
ndence
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
675
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in 36.48 oz

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