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Unvarnished Doctrine : Locke, Liberalism, and the American Revolution.

Author: Steven M Dworetz
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Unvarnished Doctrine, Steven M. Dworetz addresses two critical issues in contemporary thinking on the American Revolution-the ideological character of this event, and, more specifically, the relevance of ""America's Philosopher, the Great Mr. Locke, "" in this experience. Recent interpretations of the American revolution, particularly those of Bailyn and Pocock, have incorporated an understanding of Locke as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dworetz, Steven M.
Unvarnished Doctrine : Locke, Liberalism, and the American Revolution.
Durham : Duke University Press, ©1989
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven M Dworetz
ISBN: 9780822382249 0822382245
OCLC Number: 1055128703
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Preface to the Paperback Edition --
Acknowledgments --
1 The Historiographic Revolution: The Rise of "Cato" and the Decline of Locke in American Revolutionary Thought --
2 A Discourse on Method --
3 The Lockean Response to British "Innovations" --
4 Historiography and the Interpretation of Political Theory --
5 Theistic Liberalism in the Teaching of the New England Clergy --
6 History, Myth, and the Secular Salvation of American Liberalism --
Notes --
Index.
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In The Unvarnished Doctrine, Steven M. Dworetz addresses two critical issues in contemporary thinking on the American Revolution-the ideological character of this event, and, more specifically, the relevance of ""America's Philosopher, the Great Mr. Locke, "" in this experience. Recent interpretations of the American revolution, particularly those of Bailyn and Pocock, have incorporated an understanding of Locke as the moral apologist of unlimited accumulation and the original ideological crusader for the ""spirit of capitalism, "" a view based largely on the work of theorists Leo St.

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