Cover of: Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn

Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

  • 0 Ratings
  • 13 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 1 Have read

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by MARC Bot
August 16, 2021 | History

Ideological Origins of the American Revolution

  • 0 Ratings
  • 13 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 1 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Belknap Press
Language
English

Previews available in: English

This book has developed from a study that was first undertaken a number of years ago, when Howard Mumford Jones, then editor-in-chief of the John Harvard Library, invited me to prepare a collection of pamphlets of the American Revolution for publication in that series. The full bibliography of pamphlets relating to the Anglo-American struggle published in the colonies through the year 1776 contains not a dozen or so items but over four hundred. In the end I concluded that no fewer than seventy-two of them ought to be re-published. But sheer numbers were not the most important measure of the magnitude of the project. The pamphlets include all sorts of writings -- treatises on political theory, essays on history, political arguments, sermons, correspondence, poems -- and they display all sorts of literary devices. But for all their variety they have in common one distinctive characteristic: they are, to an unusual degree, explanatory. They reveal not merely positions taken but the reasons why positions were taken; they review motive and understanding: the assumptions, beliefs, and ideas -- the articulated worldview -- that lay behind the manifest events of the time. As a result I found myself, as I read through these many documents, studying not simply a particular medium of publication but, through these documents, nothing less than the ideological origins of the American Revolution. - Foreword.

Read more

Edition Availability
Cover of: The ideological origins of the American Revolution
Cover of: The ideological origins of the American Revolution
The ideological origins of the American Revolution
1992, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
in English - Enl. ed.
Cover of: The ideological origins of the American Revolution
The ideological origins of the American Revolution
1971, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
in English
Cover of: The ideological origins of the American revolution.
The ideological origins of the American revolution.
1967, Belknap Press of theHarvard University Press
in English
Cover of: The ideological origins of the American Revolution.
Cover of: The ideological origins of the American Revolution.
The ideological origins of the American Revolution.
1967, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
in English
Cover of: Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
1967, Belknap Press
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Ideological Origins Of The American Revolution
The Ideological Origins Of The American Revolution
Publish date unknown, Harvard Univ. Press.

Add another edition?

Book Details


Published in

Cambridge, MA

Table of Contents

Foreword
The literature of revolution
Sources and traditions
Power and liberty : a theory of politics
The logic of rebellion : a note on conspiracy
Transformation : Representation and consent ; Constitution and rights ; Sovereignty
The contagion of liberty : Slavery ; Establishment of religion ; The democracy unleashed ; "Whether some degrees of respect be not always due from inferiors to superiors"

Edition Notes

An enlarged version of the General Introduction in the author's Pamphlets of the American Revolution, v. 1, published in 1965.
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1968.
Bancroft Prize, 1968.

Copyright Date
1967

Classifications

Library of Congress
JA84.U5 B3, E210 .B16 1967

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xiii, 335 p.
Dimensions
8.1 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Weight
14.1 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7692771M
Internet Archive
ideologicalorigi00bern
ISBN 10
0674443012
ISBN 13
9780674443013
LC Control Number
67013252
Library Thing
13872
Goodreads
1410555

Community Reviews (0)

Feedback?
No community reviews have been submitted for this work.

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
August 16, 2021 Edited by MARC Bot import existing book
August 18, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
March 3, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
January 30, 2020 Edited by Bryan Tyson Edited without comment.
April 29, 2008 Created by an anonymous user Imported from amazon.com record.