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Justifying Revolution : Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence

Author: Glenn A Moots; Phillip Hamilton
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
Series: Political Violence in North America Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Justifying Revolution explores how the American Revolution's opposing sides wrestled with thorny moral and legal questions. How could revolutionaries justify provoking a civil war, how should their opponents subdue the uprising, and how did military commanders restrain the ensuing violence?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017052789
(OCoLC)1029069818
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn A Moots; Phillip Hamilton
ISBN: 9780806161341 0806161345
OCLC Number: 1039344562
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Jus ad Bellum --
1. Just War Theory in the Image of Emer de Vattel / Andreas Harald Aure --
2. Just Revolution: Protestant Precedents for Resistance and Rebellion / Valerie Ona Morkevicius --
3. Emer de Vattel's Law of Nations in America's Independence / Theodore Christov --
4. Justifying Fratricidal War: The American Revolution as a Case Study / Jack P. Greene --
pt. II Jus in Bello --
5. "Where the power of law ceases, there war begins": The British Army's Implementation of Martial Law in Boston, 1768-1776 / John D. Roche --
6. "A Contest of Virtue with vice": Henry Knox's Just and Honorable War for Independence / Phillip Hamilton --
7. Liberty or Death! Jus in Bello and Existential Warfare in the American Revolution / James Kirby Martin --
8. "Disreputable among civilized Nations": Destroying Homes during the Revolutionary War / Benjamin L. Carp --
9. "To annoy Rebels, or other Enemies in Arms against Us": The Limits of Legitimate Violence against Civilians during the American Revolution / William P. Tatum --
10. "Elated with victory, and reeking with revenge": The Yorktown Prisoners and the Laws of War in Revolutionary America / T. Cole Jones --
pt. III Jus post Bellum --
11. "The cause of God, of human nature and posterity": John Jay and Justice in the American Revolution / Jonathan Den Hartog --
12. End to Empire? British Strategy in the American Revolution and in Making Peace with the United States / William Anthony Hay --
13. Neutrality, Race, and Wars of Extermination: Native Americans in the Aftermath of the American Revolution / Daniel R. Brunstetter.
Series Title: Political Violence in North America Ser.
Responsibility: edited by Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton.

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Justifying Revolution explores how the American Revolution's opposing sides wrestled with thorny moral and legal questions. How could revolutionaries justify provoking a civil war, how should their opponents subdue the uprising, and how did military commanders restrain the ensuing violence?

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