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Rethinking America : from empire to republic

Author: John M Murrin; Andrew Shankman
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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"This volume brings together Murrin's seminal essays on the American Revolution, the United States Constitution, and the early American Republic. Collectively, these essays rethink fundamental questions regarding American identity, and the myriad ways that the American Revolution produced a profoundly transformative change in those who lived through it. They reconsider questions that have shaped the field for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Murrin, John M.
Rethinking America.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017038185
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Murrin; Andrew Shankman
ISBN: 9780190870539 0190870532 9780190870546 0190870540
OCLC Number: 1029872221
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 407 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The revolutionary republic of a radical, imperial, whig: the historical and historiographical imagination of John M. Murrin / Andrew Shankman --
The great inversion, or, court versus country: a comparison of the revolution settlements in England (1688-1721) and America (1776-1816) --
No awakening, no revolution: more counterfactual speculations --
The French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the counterfactual hypothesis: reflections on Lawrence Henry Gipson and John Shy --
Feudalism, communalism, and the Yeoman freeholder: the American Revolution considered as a social accident / with Rowland Berthoff --
1776: The countercyclical revolution --
A roof without walls: the dilemma of American national identity --
Fundamental values, the founding fathers, and the Constitution --
The making and unmaking of an American ruling class / with Gary J. Kornblith --
Escaping perfidious albion: federalism, fear of aristocracy, and the democratization of corruption in postrevolutionary America --
War, revolution, and nation-making: the American Revolution versus the Civil War --
Conclusion: Self-immolation: schools of historiography and the coming of the American Revolution.
Responsibility: John M. Murrin ; with an introduction by Andrew Shankman.

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