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Phillip Hamilton has written a concise, gripping study that depicts how the American Revolution affected an elite southern family, largely for the worse. — Journal of Southern History

This excellent study is both eminently readable and educational, and it is an important contribution to understanding the dynamics of leadership and of family life in Virginia following the American Revolution. — Virginia Libraries

Much more than a family history, this volume adds to our knowledge of the social, economic, and political landscapes of the Old Dominion from the late colonial era through the antebellum period. This book is recommended for those interested in the history of Virginia, the early republic, the South, and family history. — North Carolina Historical Review

In 1814, John Randolph of Roanoke brooded over his family's decline since the American Revolution. The once-sumptuous world of the Virginia gentry was vanishing, its kinship ties crumbling along with its mansions. Looking back in an effort to grasp the changes around him, Randolph fixated on his stepfather and one-time guardian, the jurist St. George Tucker. Although Tucker had fought during the Revolution, he grasped the significant changes the war had brought to the Old Dominion. Thus he sold his plantations and urged his children to pursue careers in learned professions. Tucker's stepson John Randolph bitterly disagreed, precipitating a painful break between the two men.

Drawing upon an extraordinary archive of manuscript materials, Phillip Hamilton illustrates how two generations of a colorful and influential family adapted to social upheaval. He finds that the Tuckers eventually rejected widerfamily connections and turned instead to nuclear kin. They also abandoned the liberal principles and enlightened rationalism of the Revolution for a romanticism girded by deep social conservatism. The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family reveals the complex process by which the world of Washington and Jefferson evolved into the antebellum society of Edmund Ruffin and Thomas Dew.

Phillip Hamilton is Associate Professor of History at Christopher Newport University.

Jeffersonian America

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In mid-April 1814, the Virginia congressman John Randolph ofRoanoke had reason to brood over his family's decline since the American Revolution.The once-sumptuous world of the Virginia gentry was vanishing, its kinship tiescrumbling along with its mansions, crushed by democratic leveling at home and astrong federal government in Washington, D.C. Looking back in an effort to grasp thechanges around him, Randolph fixated on his stepfather and onetime guardian, St.George Tucker.

The son of a wealthy Bermudamerchant, Tucker had studied law at the College of William and Mary, married well, and smuggled weapons and fought in the Virginia militia during the Revolution.Quickly grasping the significant changes — political democratization, marketchange, and westward expansion — that the War for Independence had brought, changesthat undermined the power of the gentry, Tucker took the atypical step of sellinghis plantations and urging his children to pursue careers in learned professionssuch as law. Tucker's stepson John Randolph bitterly disagreed, precipitating apainful break between the two men that illuminates the transformations that sweptVirginia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenthcenturies.

Drawing upon an extraordinary archiveof private letters, journals, and other manuscript materials, Phillip Hamiltonillustrates how two generations of a colorful and influential family adapted tosocial upheaval. He finds that the Tuckers eventually rejected wider familyconnections and turned instead to nuclear kin. They also abandoned the liberalprinciples and enlightened rationalism of the Revolution for a romanticism girded bydeep social conservatism. The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family revealsthe complex process by which the world of Washington and Jefferson evolved into theantebellum society of Edmund Ruffin and Thomas Dew.

Synopsis:

In mid-April 1814, the Virginia congressman John Randolph of Roanoke had reason to brood over his family's decline since the American Revolution. The once-sumptuous world of the Virginia gentry was vanishing, its kinship ties crumbling along with its mansions, crushed by democratic leveling at home and a strong federal government in Washington, D.C. Looking back in an effort to grasp the changes around him, Randolph fixated on his stepfather and onetime guardian, St. George Tucker.

The son of a wealthy Bermuda merchant, Tucker had studied law at the College of William and Mary, married well, and smuggled weapons and fought in the Virginia militia during the Revolution. Quickly grasping the significant changes--political democratization, market change, and westward expansion--that the War for Independence had brought, changes that undermined the power of the gentry, Tucker took the atypical step of selling his plantations and urging his children to pursue careers in learned professions such as law. Tucker's stepson John Randolph bitterly disagreed, precipitating a painful break between the two men that illuminates the transformations that swept Virginia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Drawing upon an extraordinary archive of private letters, journals, and other manuscript materials, Phillip Hamilton illustrates how two generations of a colorful and influential family adapted to social upheaval. He finds that the Tuckers eventually rejected wider family connections and turned instead to nuclear kin. They also abandoned the liberal principles and enlightened rationalism of the Revolution for a romanticism girded by deep social conservatism. The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family reveals the complex process by which the world of Washington and Jefferson evolved into the antebellum society of Edmund Ruffin and Thomas Dew.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813927442
Author:
Hamilton
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Author:
Hamilton, Phillip
Subject:
United States - 18th Century
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
General
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Series:
Jeffersonian America
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.95x6.23x.78 in. .88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In mid-April 1814, the Virginia congressman John Randolph ofRoanoke had reason to brood over his family's decline since the American Revolution.The once-sumptuous world of the Virginia gentry was vanishing, its kinship tiescrumbling along with its mansions, crushed by democratic leveling at home and astrong federal government in Washington, D.C. Looking back in an effort to grasp thechanges around him, Randolph fixated on his stepfather and onetime guardian, St.George Tucker.

The son of a wealthy Bermudamerchant, Tucker had studied law at the College of William and Mary, married well, and smuggled weapons and fought in the Virginia militia during the Revolution.Quickly grasping the significant changes — political democratization, marketchange, and westward expansion — that the War for Independence had brought, changesthat undermined the power of the gentry, Tucker took the atypical step of sellinghis plantations and urging his children to pursue careers in learned professionssuch as law. Tucker's stepson John Randolph bitterly disagreed, precipitating apainful break between the two men that illuminates the transformations that sweptVirginia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenthcenturies.

Drawing upon an extraordinary archiveof private letters, journals, and other manuscript materials, Phillip Hamiltonillustrates how two generations of a colorful and influential family adapted tosocial upheaval. He finds that the Tuckers eventually rejected wider familyconnections and turned instead to nuclear kin. They also abandoned the liberalprinciples and enlightened rationalism of the Revolution for a romanticism girded bydeep social conservatism. The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family revealsthe complex process by which the world of Washington and Jefferson evolved into theantebellum society of Edmund Ruffin and Thomas Dew.

"Synopsis" by , In mid-April 1814, the Virginia congressman John Randolph of Roanoke had reason to brood over his family's decline since the American Revolution. The once-sumptuous world of the Virginia gentry was vanishing, its kinship ties crumbling along with its mansions, crushed by democratic leveling at home and a strong federal government in Washington, D.C. Looking back in an effort to grasp the changes around him, Randolph fixated on his stepfather and onetime guardian, St. George Tucker.

The son of a wealthy Bermuda merchant, Tucker had studied law at the College of William and Mary, married well, and smuggled weapons and fought in the Virginia militia during the Revolution. Quickly grasping the significant changes--political democratization, market change, and westward expansion--that the War for Independence had brought, changes that undermined the power of the gentry, Tucker took the atypical step of selling his plantations and urging his children to pursue careers in learned professions such as law. Tucker's stepson John Randolph bitterly disagreed, precipitating a painful break between the two men that illuminates the transformations that swept Virginia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Drawing upon an extraordinary archive of private letters, journals, and other manuscript materials, Phillip Hamilton illustrates how two generations of a colorful and influential family adapted to social upheaval. He finds that the Tuckers eventually rejected wider family connections and turned instead to nuclear kin. They also abandoned the liberal principles and enlightened rationalism of the Revolution for a romanticism girded by deep social conservatism. The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family reveals the complex process by which the world of Washington and Jefferson evolved into the antebellum society of Edmund Ruffin and Thomas Dew.

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