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The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood

The Radicalism of the American Revolution

  • Paperback $17.95

    Mar 02, 1993 | 464 Pages

  • Ebook $6.99

    Aug 24, 2011 | 464 Pages

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“The most important study of the American Revolution to appear in over twenty years … a landmark book.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A breathtaking social, political, and ideological analysis. This book will set the agenda for discussion for some time to come.” —Richard L. Bushman


Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award WINNER 1992

Pulitzer Prize WINNER 1993

Table Of Contents

I. Monarchy

1. Hierarchy
2. Patricians and Plebeians
3. Patriarchal Dependence
4. Patronage
5. Political Authority

II. Republicanism

6. The Republicanization of Monarchy
7. A Truncated Society
8. Loosening the Bands of Society
9. Enlightened Paternalism
10. Revolution
11. Enlightenment
12. Benevolence

III. Democracy

13. Equality
14. Interests
15. The Assault on Aristocracy
16. Democratic Officeholding
17. A World Within Themselves
18. The Celebration of Commerce
19. Middle-Class Order

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