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Prodigals and pilgrims : the American revolution against patriarchal authority, 1750-1800

Author: Jay Fliegelman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author traces a constellation of intimately related ideas - about the nature of parental authority and filial rights, of moral obligation of Scripture, of the growth of the mind and the nature of historical progress - from their most important English and continental expressions in a variety of literary and theological texts, to their transmission, reception and application in Revolutionary America and in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Fliegelman
ISBN: 052123719X 9780521237192 0521317266 9780521317269
OCLC Number: 7597888
Language Note: English.
Description: vii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: The Ideological Inheritance. 1. Educational theory and moral independence --
2. The transmission of ideology and the bestsellers of 1775 --
3. The familial politics of the Fortunate Fall --
Part II: Forms of Filial Freedom. 4. The debt of nature reconsidered --
5. Affectionate unions and the new voluntarism --
6. Filial freedom and American Protestantism --
Part III: The Character of the National Family. 7. George Washington and the reconstituted family --
8. The sealing of the garden, Or the world well lost.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Jay Fliegelman.
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The author traces a constellation of intimately related ideas - about the nature of parental authority and filial rights, of moral obligation of Scripture, of the growth of the mind and the nature of historical progress - from their most important English and continental expressions in a variety of literary and theological texts, to their transmission, reception and application in Revolutionary America and in the early national period of American culture.

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'It is one of the few works on the American Revolutionary era that recaptures some of the sweeping force of what happened at the end of the eighteenth century.' New York Review of Books 'Professor Read more...

 
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