The radicalism of the American Revolution /

Shows that the American Revolution was not a conservative movement, but was as radical as any revolution in modern history, and produced a society that was free and democratic, far beyond anything thought either possible or desirable by the founding fathers.

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Main Author: Wood, Gordon S.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : A.A. Knopf, 1992.
Edition:1st ed.
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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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