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
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Gordon S. Wood--winner of the Pulitzer Prize and professor of American history at Brown University--had no idea what he was getting into when he began this 653-page book. Innocently, he wanted to write a "monographic analysis of constitution-making in the Revolutionary era." Little did he know he would discover an intellectual world where a complete transformation of political thought was occurring, one that would create "a distinctly American system of politics." As Wood explains, "Beneath the variety and idiosyncrasies of American opinion there emerged a general pattern of beliefs about the social process--a set of common assumptions about history, society, and politics that connected and made significant seemingly discrete and unrelated ideas. Really for the first time I began to glimpse what late eighteenth-century Americans meant when they talked about living in an enlightened age." This original study of the American political system is a strong contribution to the scholarly studies of the events surrounding the nation's independence.Book Description :
"One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution."-- New York Times Book Review
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Description du livre WW Norton & Co, 1972. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0393006441
Description du livre WW Norton & Co, 1972. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0393006441
Description du livre WW Norton & Co, 1972. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110393006441