Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787

ISBN-10: 0807847232

ISBN-13: 9780807847237

Edition: 1998

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Description: One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution. New York Times Book Review During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely one. William and Mary Quarterly [A] brilliant and sweeping interpretation of political culture in the Revolutionary generation. New England QuarterlyThis is an admirable, thoughtful, and penetrating study of one of the most important chapters in American history. Wesley Frank Craven

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List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/6/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 675
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

History professor and award-winning author Gordon S. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27, 1933. After graduating in 1955 from Tufts University he served in the US Air Force in Japan and earned his master's degree from Harvard University. In 1964, Wood earned his Ph. D. in history from Harvard, and he taught there, as well as at the College of William and Mary and the University of Michigan, before joining the Brown University faculty in 1969. Wood has published a number of articles and books, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. He has won many other awards in the past five decades from organizations such as the American Historical Association, the New York Historical Society, and the Fraunces Tavern Museum. Wood is a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. In 2014, his book, The American Revolution: A History, was on the New York Times bestseller list.

Preface to the 1998 Edition
Preface
The Ideology of Revolution
The Whig Science of Politics
Republicanism
Moral Reformation
The Constitution of the States
The Restructuring of Power
The Nature of Representation
Mixed Government and Bicameralism
The People against the Legislatures
Law and Contracts
Conventions of the People
The Sovereignty of the People
The Critical Period
Vices of the System
Republican Remedies
The Federal Constitution
The Worthy against the Licentious
The Federalist Persuasion
The Revolutionary Achievement
The Relevance and Irrelevance of John Adams
The American Science of Politics
A Note on Sources
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Index
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