The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787

Publisher : UNC Press Books
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ISBN : 080789981X
Pages : 675 pages
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Download or read book The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 written by Gordon S. Wood and published by UNC Press Books. This book was released on 2011-02-01 with total page 675 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution.--New York Times Book Review "During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely one.--William and Mary Quarterly "[A] brilliant and sweeping interpretation of political culture in the Revolutionary generation.--New England Quarterly "This is an admirable, thoughtful, and penetrating study of one of the most important chapters in American history.--Wesley Frank Craven

Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 019992984X
Pages : 239 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book Roger Sherman and the Creation of the American Republic written by Mark David Hall and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Roger Sherman was the only founder to sign the Declaration and Resolves (1774), Articles of Association (1774), Declaration of Independence (1776), Articles of Confederation (1777, 1778), and Constitution (1787). This book explores Sherman's political theory and shows how it informed his many contributions to America's founding.

The American Revolution

Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0812970411
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (812 users)

Download or read book The American Revolution written by Gordon S. Wood and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2003-08-19 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.”—Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers A magnificent account of the revolution in arms and consciousness that gave birth to the American republic. When Abraham Lincoln sought to define the significance of the United States, he naturally looked back to the American Revolution. He knew that the Revolution not only had legally created the United States, but also had produced all of the great hopes and values of the American people. Our noblest ideals and aspirations-our commitments to freedom, constitutionalism, the well-being of ordinary people, and equality-came out of the Revolutionary era. Lincoln saw as well that the Revolution had convinced Americans that they were a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty. The Revolution, in short, gave birth to whatever sense of nationhood and national purpose Americans have had. No doubt the story is a dramatic one: Thirteen insignificant colonies three thousand miles from the centers of Western civilization fought off British rule to become, in fewer than three decades, a huge, sprawling, rambunctious republic of nearly four million citizens. But the history of the American Revolution, like the history of the nation as a whole, ought not to be viewed simply as a story of right and wrong from which moral lessons are to be drawn. It is a complicated and at times ironic story that needs to be explained and understood, not blindly celebrated or condemned. How did this great revolution come about? What was its character? What were its consequences? These are the questions this short history seeks to answer. That it succeeds in such a profound and enthralling way is a tribute to Gordon Wood’s mastery of his subject, and of the historian’s craft.

The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 9781594200199
Pages : 330 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (2 users)

Download or read book The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin written by Gordon S. Wood and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers a portrait of the complex, often contradictory figure of Benjamin Franklin, a man who was at once the quintessential American and a cosmopolitan lover of Europe, and a one-time loyalist turned revolutionary.

“克罗齐命题”的当代回响:中美两国美国史研究的趋向

Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
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Pages : 492 pages
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Download or read book “克罗齐命题”的当代回响:中美两国美国史研究的趋向 written by 李剑鸣著 and published by BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.. This book was released on 2021-11-13 with total page 492 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 本书内容包括:20世纪美国史学的基本走向、美国政治史的衰落与复兴、种族问题与美国史学、意识形态与美国革命的历史叙事、美国革命史研究的新动向等。

Recreating the American Republic

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1139435787
Pages : 451 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (139 users)

Download or read book Recreating the American Republic written by Charles A. Kromkowski and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-09-16 with total page 451 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rules of apportionment are elements of social and political order. In social gatherings, families and governments they assume a variety of written and unwritten forms and in every order they determine not only how collective decisions are made but also how and why a particular constitutional order develops over time. Recreating the American Republic provides a far-reaching analysis of when, how and why these rules change and with what consequences. Recreating the American Republic reveals the import of these rules of apportionment by engaging the three most widely recognized and studied eras and events of American political history: the Colonial era and the American Revolution; the early national years and the 1787 Constitutional Convention; and the nineteenth century and the American Civil War. Recreating the American Republic systematically compares each seemingly familiar era and event - revealing new insights and a new metanarrative of American political development between 1700 and 1870.

James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic

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Pages : 201 pages
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Download or read book James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic written by Jack N. Rakove and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the "father of the Constitution," James Madison's accomplishments are inseparable from the nation he helped create. From his early days in the state legislature of colonial Virginia to his two terms as president, Madison worked tirelessly alongside - and sometimes in opposition to - his political contemporaries to secure the future of a fledging United States. In this biography, author Jack N. Rakove examines both the life and legacy of this Founding Father, showing how the ideological foundation he helped build still supports our nation today.

American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989

Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN : 0814725171
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (814 users)

Download or read book American Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989 written by George Athan Billias and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2011-12 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2010 Book Award from the New England Historical Association American constitutionalism represents this country’s greatest gift to human freedom, yet its story remains largely untold. For over two hundred years, its ideals, ideas, and institutions influenced different peoples in different lands at different times. American constitutionalism and the revolutionary republican documents on which it is based affected countless countries by helping them develop their own constitutional democracies. Western constitutionalism—of which America was a part along with Britain and France—reached a major turning point in global history in 1989, when the forces of democracy exceeded the forces of autocracy for the first time. Historian George Athan Billias traces the spread of American constitutionalism—from Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean region, to Asia and Africa—beginning chronologically with the American Revolution and the fateful "shot heard round the world" and ending with the conclusion of the Cold War in 1989. The American model contributed significantly by spearheading the drive to greater democracy throughout the Western world, and Billias’s landmark study tells a story that will change the way readers view the important role American constitutionalism played during this era.

Democracy’s Discontent

Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN : 9780674197459
Pages : 436 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (197 users)

Download or read book Democracy’s Discontent written by Michael J. Sandel and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1998-02-06 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On American democracy

Was the American Revolution a Mistake?

Publisher : AuthorHouse
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ISBN : 1481758187
Pages : 379 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (481 users)

Download or read book Was the American Revolution a Mistake? written by Burton Weltman and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2013-08-27 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why was George Washington dismayed by the outcome of the American Revolution? Would slavery still exist if the South had not seceded from the Union in 1861? Might socialists rule America today if Teddy Roosevelt had not run for President and lost in 1912? History is full of contingencies. People confront problems and debate options for solving them. Then they make a choice and face the consequences of their choice. Often they wonder if a different choice might have been better. Was the American Revolution a mistake? Was racial segregation inevitable? Was the Cold War necessary? Americans have repeatedly asked these sorts of questions as they examined the consequences of their choices. This is a book about revisiting crucial choices people made in history and examining the consequences of those choices for them and for us. It demonstrates a method of teaching history that recreates events as people experienced them, and asks important questions that troubled them but that rarely appear in conventional textbooks. Unlike conventional methods that often reduce history to names, dates and factoids for students to memorize, it is a method that brings past debates to life, the losers' as well as the winners' points of view, and makes the subject exciting. In studying history as choice, students examine the problems people faced, their options for solving them, their decision-making processes, and the choices they made. Then students evaluate the consequences of those choices both for people in the past and us today. They explore what might have happened if different choices had been made. Finally, students relate the consequences of those past choices to problems we face today and the choices we need to make. History as choice is a practical and practicable method. It has been designed to satisfy the curriculum goals of the National Council for the Social Studies, and the book explains how it can be used to satisfy any state or local curriculum standards. The book also identifies and illustrates resources that can be used with this method -- from data bases to popular music -- and explains how teachers can gradually integrate it into their courses. In the first part of the book, the method of history as choice is explained using the question of whether the American Revolution was a mistake as a case in point. The second part of the book explores thirteen other questions about significant issues and events in American history as additional examples of how one might teach history as choice.

Secular Morality and International Security

Publisher : University of Michigan Press
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ISBN : 0472117556
Pages : 253 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book Secular Morality and International Security written by Maria Fanis and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2011-06-14 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The impact of national moral standards on international diplomacy

The Police Power

Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN : 0231506953
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (231 users)

Download or read book The Police Power written by Markus Dirk Dubber and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mention the phrase Homeland Security and heated debates emerge about state uses and abuses of legal authority. This timely book is a comprehensive treatise on the constitutional and legal history behind the power of the modern state to police its citizens. Dubber explores the roots of the power to police—the most expansive and least limitable of governmental powers—by focusing on its most obvious and problematic manifestation: criminal law. He argues that the defining characteristics of this power, including the inability to accurately define it, reflect its origins in the discretionary and virtually limitless patriarchal power of the householder over his household. The paradox of patriarchal police power as the most troubling yet least scrutinized of governmental powers can begin to be resolved by subjecting this branch of government to the critical analysis it merits. Dubber shows us that the question must become how can the police power and criminal law together serve the goals of social equity that define and give direction to contemporary democratic societies? This book goes to the heart of this neglected but crucial topic.

Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.

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Pages : 432 pages
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Download or read book Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. written by and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Wege in die Zeitgeschichte

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN : 9783110117387
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (117 users)

Download or read book Wege in die Zeitgeschichte written by Jürgen Heideking and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1989 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Law, Labor, and Ideology in the Early American Republic

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 9780521438575
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book Law, Labor, and Ideology in the Early American Republic written by Christopher L. Tomlins and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1993-04-30 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a fundamental reinterpretation of law and politics in America between 1790 and 1850, the crucial period of the Republic's early growth and its movement toward industrialism. It is the most detailed study yet available of the intellectual and institutional processes that created the foundation categories framing all the basic legal relationships involving working people.

The Original Compromise

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199796297
Pages : 343 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

Download or read book The Original Compromise written by David Robertson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-17 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What were the Founding Fathers really thinking when they gathered in the Pennsylvania State House to draft the United States Constitution? This book explores this question and more. Organized thematically, each chapter covers a crucial Constitutional issue: the respective roles of the executive, the judiciary, and the legislature; the balance between the federal government and the states; slavery; and war and peace

A Republic No More

Publisher : Encounter Books
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ISBN : 1594038686
Pages : 408 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (594 users)

Download or read book A Republic No More written by Jay Cost and published by Encounter Books. This book was released on 2016-07-12 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin’s response: “A Republic—if you can keep it.” This book argues: we couldn’t keep it. A true republic privileges the common interest above the special interests. To do this, our Constitution established an elaborate system of checks and balances that disperses power among the branches of government, which it places in conflict with one another. The Framers believed that this would keep grasping, covetous factions from acquiring enough power to dominate government. Instead, only the people would rule. Proper institutional design is essential to this system. Each branch must manage responsibly the powers it is granted, as well as rebuke the other branches when they go astray. This is where subsequent generations have run into trouble: we have overloaded our government with more power than it can handle. The Constitution’s checks and balances have broken down because the institutions created in 1787 cannot exercise responsibly the powers of our sprawling, immense twenty-first-century government. The result is the triumph of special interests over the common interest. James Madison called this factionalism. We know it as political corruption. Corruption today is so widespread that our government is not really a republic, but rather a special interest democracy. Everybody may participate, yes, but the contours of public policy depend not so much on the common good, as on the push-and-pull of the various interest groups encamped in Washington, DC.