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The myth of American individualism : the protestant origins of American political thought

Author: Barry Alan Shain
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback printView all editions and formats
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This work reconsiders what early Americans meant by such basic political concepts as the public good, liberty and slavery. It questions whether 18th-century Americans understood these terms in an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Alan Shain
ISBN: 0691029121 9780691029122 069103382X 9780691033822
OCLC Number: 915283045
Description: XIX, 394 Seiten
Contents: AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction3Pt. 1Standing: The Public Good, the Individual, and the CommunityCh. 1Three Discourses in Defense of the Public Good23Ch. 2A Sketch of 18th-Century American Communalism48Ch. 3Localism and the Myth of American Individualism84Ch. 4Three Leading Views of the Individual, Plus One116Pt. 2The Meaning of Liberty in the Revolutionary EraCh. 5A Delusive Similarity: (Ordered) Liberty and Freedom155Ch. 6Spiritual Liberty: The Quintessential Liberty193Ch. 7Corporate Liberty: Political and Civil241Ch. 8The Concept of Slavery: Liberty's Antithesis289Afterword320Bibliography329Index379
Responsibility: Barry Alan Shain.

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"Barry Shain is perhaps not so much an anti-liberal as a general trouble-maker...He studies the year 1760-90, and he finds this period very much different from the one characterized by individualism Read more...

 
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