The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89

The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89

Description

In 1957, the University of Chicago Press asked acclaimed best-selling historian Daniel J. Boorstin to oversee a series of accessible yet authoritative books that, together, would tell the whole history of the American people. The result, published over the course of nearly half a century, is the "Chicago History of American Civilization" series, which provides a nuanced and vibrant portrait of the United States from its inception through the twentieth century. Scholars across many disciplines contributed, and the series covers a broad range of topics, as disparate as the War of 1812, immigration, and American folklore. While the series is certainly eclectic, the books share both ambition and authority - they have been staples for teachers and general readers alike. The authors included in this series represent some of the greatest academic talents ever to turn their mind to the American past. Thus the University of Chicago Press is excited to offer new editions of three of the series' best-known books. In "The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89", Edmund S.
Morgan shows how the challenge of British taxation started Americans on a search for constitutional principles to protect their freedom, and eventually led to the Revolution. By demonstrating that the founding fathers' political philosophy was not grounded in theory, but rather grew out of their own immediate needs, Morgan paints a vivid portrait of how the founders' own experiences shaped their passionate convictions, and these in turn were incorporated into the Constitution and other governmental documents. "The Birth of the Republic" is the classic account of the beginnings of the American government, and in this fourth edition the original text is supplemented with a new foreword by Joseph J. Ellis and a historiographic essay by Rosemarie Zagarri.


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Details

Author(s)
Edmund S. Morgan, Rosemarie Zagarri, Joseph J. Ellis
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 20.32mm | 294.84g
Publication date
04 Jan 2013
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Publication City/Country
Chicago, IL, United States
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
4th Revised edition
Illustrations note
1 line drawing
ISBN10
0226923428
ISBN13
9780226923420
Bestsellers rank
332,580

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