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The Radicalism of the American Revolution

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Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, this splendid book is likely to become the definitive work on the social, political, and economic consequences of 1776.

In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Gordon S. Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society of feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and "the Herd." He shows how the theories of the country's founders became realities that sometimes baffled and disappointed them. Above all, the Bancroft Prize-winning historian rescues the revolution from abstraction, allowing readers to see it with a true sense of its drama — and not a little awe.

Review:

"Exciting, compelling, and sure to provoke controversy, the book will be discussed for years to come." Library Journal

Review:

"A tour de force....This is a book that could redirect historical thinking about the revolution and its place in the national consciousness." New York Review of Books

Review:

"A breathtaking social, political, and ideological analysis. This book will set the agenda for discussion for some time to come." Richard L. Bushman, Columbia University

Table of Contents

I. Monarchy

1. Hierarchy

2. Patricians and Plebeians

3. Patriarchal Dependence

4. Patronage

5. Political Authority

II. Republicanism

6. The Republicanization of Monarchy

7. A Truncated Society

8. Loosening the Bands of Society

9. Enlightened Paternalism

10. Revolution

11. Enlightenment

12. Benevolence

III. Democracy

13. Equality

14. Interests

15. The Assault on Aristocracy

16. Democratic Officeholding

17. A World Within Themselves

18. The Celebration of Commerce

19. Middle-Class Order

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679736882
Author:
Wood, Gordon S.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Wood, Gordon
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Political culture -- United States -- History.
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
A
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.91 in 0.75 lb

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"Review" by , "Exciting, compelling, and sure to provoke controversy, the book will be discussed for years to come."
"Review" by , "A tour de force....This is a book that could redirect historical thinking about the revolution and its place in the national consciousness."
"Review" by , "A breathtaking social, political, and ideological analysis. This book will set the agenda for discussion for some time to come."
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