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Publisher Comments:

"This book," Mr. Bailyn writes, "depicts the fortunes of a conservative in a time of radical upheaval and deals with problems of public disorder and ideological commitment." It is at the same time a dramatic account of the origins of the American Revolution from the viewpoint, not of the winners who became the Founding Fathers, but of the losers, the Loyalists. By portraying the ordeal of the last civilian royal governor of Massachusetts, Mr. Bailyn explains "what the human reality was against which the victors struggled" and in doing so makes the story of the Revolution fuller and more comprehensible.

Synopsis:

Bernard Bailyn is a 2010 National Humanities Medal Winner

Synopsis:

1975 National Book Award for History

About the Author

Bernard Bailyn is Adams University Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. Success of the Acquisitive Man: Portrait of the Provincial Bourgeois
  2. The Face of Revolution
  3. Law and Order, Liberty and Empire
  4. The Furies
  5. The Captive
  6. The Failure of Reason
  7. The “Scape-Goat”
  8. Exile
  9. World's End
  • Epilogue
  • Hutchinson Genealogy
  • Appendix. The Losers: Notes on the Historiography of Loyalism
  • Note on the Hutchinson Manuscripts
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674641617
Author:
Bailyn, Bernard
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Hutchinson, thomas, 1711-1780
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
HISTORY / United States/Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Copyright:
Publication Date:
January 1976
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 line-art, 26 halftones
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.26x6.04x1.12 in. 1.36 lbs.

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