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The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, Fourth Edition (Chicago History of American Civilization)


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In The Birth of the Republic, 1763andndash;89, Edmund S. Morgan shows how the challenge of British taxation started Americans on a search for constitutional principles to protect their freedom, and eventually led to the Revolution. By demonstrating that the founding fathersandrsquo; political philosophy was not grounded in theory, but rather grew out of their own immediate needs, Morgan paints a vivid portrait of how the foundersandrsquo; own experiences shaped their passionate convictions, and these in turn were incorporated into the Constitution and other governmental documents.and#160;The Birth of the Republic is the classic account of the beginnings of the American government, and in this fourth edition the original text is supplemented with a new foreword by Joseph J. Ellis and a historiographic essay by Rosemarie Zagarri.

About the Author


Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and past president of the Organization of American Historians. William T. Hagan (1918andndash;2011) was professor emeritus of history at the University of Oklahoma and the author of The Sac and Fox Indians, Indian Police and Judges, United States-Comanche Relations, and The Indian Rights Association. John Hope Franklin (1915andndash;2009) was the James B. Duke Professor of History Emeritus at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin and Racial Inequality in America.


Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition by Joseph J. Ellis
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Lexington Green

1. The Americans and the Empire

2. Sugar and Stamps, 1764and#8211;66

3. Peace without Honor, 1766and#8211;68

4. Troops and Tea, 1768and#8211;74

5. Equal Rights, 1774and#8211;76

6. War and Peace, 1776and#8211;83

7. The Independent States

8. The Independent Nation, 1776and#8211;81

9. and#8220;The Critical Periodand#8221;

10. The Constitutional Convention

11. Ratification

Appendix: Basic Documents of the American Revolution

The Declaration of Independence

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitution of the United States

The Bill of Rights

Bibliographical Note
Scholarship on the American Revolution since The Birth of the Republic, 1763and#8211;89 by Rosemarie Zagarri

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Morgan, Edmund S.
University of Chicago Press
Zagarri, Rosemarie
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
US History-Colonial America
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition
The Chicago History of American Civilization
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8.5 x 5.5 in

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