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Settlers, Liberty, and Empire : the Roots of Early American Political Theory, 1675-1775

Author: Craig Yirush
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011, ©2011.
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"Settlers, Liberty, and Empire traces the emergence of a revolutionary conception of political authority on the far shores of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Based on the equal natural right of English subjects to leave the realm, claim indigenous territory, and establish new governments by consent, this radical set of ideas culminated in revolution and republicanism. But unlike most scholarship on early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Yirush
ISBN: 9780521193306 0521193303 9780521132466 0521132460
OCLC Number: 671386371
Description: ix, 277 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Jasper Maudit's 'Instructions': The Imperial Roots of Early American Political Theory --
PART I. RESTORATION AND REBELLION: 1. English Rights in an Atlantic World; 2. The Glorious Revolution in America --
PART II. EMPIRE: 3. Jeremiah Dummer and the Defense of Chartered Government; 4. John Bulkley and the Mohegans; 5. Daniel Dulany and the Natural Right to English law; 6. Richard Bland and the Prerogative in Pre-Revolutionary Virginia --
PART III. REVOLUTION: 7. In Search of a Unitary Empire; 8. The Final Imperial Crisis --
Conclusion. Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Jasper Maudit's 'instructions': the imperial roots of early American political theory; Part I. Restoration and Rebellion: 1. English rights in an Atlantic world; 2. The glorious revolution in America; Part II. Empire: 3. Jeremiah Dummer and the defense of chartered government; 4. John Bulkley and the Mohegans; 5. Daniel Dulany and the natural right to English law; 6. Richard Bland and the prerogative in pre-revolutionary Virginia; Part III. Revolution: 7. In search of a unitary empire; 8. The final imperial crisis; Conclusion.
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