Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson

ISBN-10: 0674641612
ISBN-13: 9780674641617
Edition: 1974
Authors: Bernard Bailyn
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 1974
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Bernard Bailyn was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1922, and did his undergraduate work at Williams College. He began his teaching career at Harvard University immediately after the university granted him a Ph.D. in 1953, and he remained there until he retired in 1991. During his tenure at Harvard, he was Winthrop Professor, Adams University Professor, and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History. For years Bailyn was editor in chief of the Harvard Library and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. An innovative and influential historian of early America, Bernard Bailyn has written quantitative studies of the colonial New England economy, probing examinations of the ideological origins of the American Revolution, and penetrating studies of the social and cultural foundations of American education. Bailyn is particularly adept at interweaving social, intellectual, economic, and political factors into coherent narrative history. A pioneer in adapting the new tools of social science to the writing of history, he is also a fine literary stylist. Bailyn has been Pitt Professor at Cambridge University and president of the American Historical Association. He holds membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and in the British Academy. His writings have earned him the Bancroft Prize and the National Book Award. Bailyn received two Pulitzers-one in 1968 for The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967), which challenges traditional interpretations of the causes of the American Revolution, and the other in 1987 for Voyagers to the West (1986), which explores reasons for migration to America just prior to the Revolution.

Preface
Success of the Acquisitive Man: Portrait of the Provincial Bourgeois
The Face of Revolution
Law and Order, Liberty and Empire
The Furies
The Captive
The Failure of Reason
The "Scape-Goat"
Exile
World's End
Epilogue
Hutchinson Genealogy
Appendix: The Losers: Notes on the Historiography of Loyalism
Note on the Hutchinson Manuscripts
Index

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