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American honor : the creation of the nation's ideals during the Revolutionary era

Author: Craig Bruce Smith
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... In the early eighteenth century, ideals of honor and virtue were salient aspects of Revolutionary Americans' ideological break from Europe and shared by all ranks of society, from the powdered-wig "founders" to college students, women, and African Americans. Focusing his study primarily on the prominent Americans who came of age before and during the Revolution--notably John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Adams; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington; John Adams; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington; John Adams; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Jefferson; George Washington
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Bruce Smith
ISBN: 9781469638836 1469638835
OCLC Number: 994220173
Description: x, 367 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: What are honor, virtue, and ethics and how did they influence the American revolution? --
The old world meets the new: colonial ethical ideals before the Revolution --
A shared identity: colonial colleges and the shaping of pre-revolutionary thought --
A matter of honor and a test of virtue: riots, boycotts, and resistance during the coming of the Revolution --
Maintaining moral superiority: how ethics defined the early war years --
From tension to victory: overcoming civilian and martial differences on honor and virtue during the later war years --
Expanding ethics: the democratization of honor and virtue in the new republic --
The counterrevolution in American ethics: reinterpretations of the next generations --
March 16, 1824.
Responsibility: Craig Bruce Smith.

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The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom. It was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as "honour" and "virtue". As Craig Bruce  Read more...

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Smith has succeeded in writing an important book that revolutionary historians and anyone interested in the place of ethics in public life should read.--Mark Boonshoft, The Junto Fresh perspectives Read more...

 
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