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Towards a More Perfect Union. Virtue and the Formation of American Republics.

Withington, Ann

Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press, 1991
ISBN 10: 0195068351 / ISBN 13: 9780195068351
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Titel: Towards a More Perfect Union. Virtue and the...

Verlag: Oxford University Press, Oxford University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1991

Einband: Hardcover

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xvi 264p cloth, dustjacket, illustrations, index, as new, library stamp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 10176

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Inhaltsangabe: Toward a More Perfect Union uses this specific moral code of Congress as a springboard into the issues generated by the constitutional crisis that precipitated the American Revolution. Withington argues that the moral program, grounded in popular culture, worked as a political strategy to involve people emotionally in the cause, and to broaden the reach of resistance to include all classes and both genders.

Rezension: "A convincing account, writen with unusual wit and style, of the manner in which colonial American self-righteousness and self-denials contributed to a change of sensibility that prepared the way for Independence."--William & Mary Quarterly"An important and readable book by a gifted author."--Choice"Original and deeply interesting....I like this study very much. It is an important book and well-researched. It will add luster to any publisher's list."--Robert Middlekauff, University of California, Berkeley"Withington's book is imaginative and carefully argued and makes a major contribution to the ongoing debate over the meaning of American republicanism."--The Historian"This book happens to be a particularly bright and imaginative exemplar of that genre which repays a careful reading with many original and important insights into our revolutionary past."--Journal of Interdisciplinary History

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