It was ideological, based in wider anti-authoritarian thinking that prized individua. wikipediaÂ® is a registered trademark of the wikimedia foundation, inc. This detailed study of the persistence of the nation's ideological origins adds a new dimension to the book and projects its meaning forward into vital current concerns.: the ideological origins of the american revolution by bernard bailyn.: the american revolution: a constitutional interpretation by charles howard mcilwain. later american colonists increasingly saw their own struggles with england as fitting within this grander historical narrative and that they were the last, best bastions of hope for defending a uniquely english tradition of liberty. once again, this stemmed from the on-the-ground experience of colonists with local autonomy and governance.: paul revere and the world he lived in by esther forbes.
Historian Bernard Bailyn has earned critical accolades for his writings about and interpretation of American history, particularly involving the American Revolution. The winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other prestigious awards, Bailyn has been described in the as "arguably the pre-eminent historian of the thirteen colonies' break with Britain." Robert V. Remini of Chicago's labeled Bailyn "the foremost historian of the American Revolution," while Stephen Presser, also of identified him as the "dean of American colonial historians." Another critic remarked that "any book by Bailyn . . . is an event."
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: the fiery trial: abraham lincoln and american slavery by eric foner. ideological grounding centered on the fundamental broader struggle between power vs.: the visible hand: the managerial revolution in american business by alfred d. bailyn analyzes the content of these popular pamphlets as clues to "the 'great hinterland' of belief" in the english north american colonies, "notions which men often saw little need to explain because they were so obvious. in the realm of democracy, they feared the mob from below and moved to reconfigure the idea of a constitution from one that centered on social ordering to one that centered on pragmatic realism of how people organized themselves (factions, parties, etc.: freedom from fear: the american people in depression and war, 1929â1945 by david m.: between war and peace: the potsdam conference by herbert feis. some dominant themes of this ideology included the corruption of politics that led to a conspiracy against the balance of government.
In the foreword to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Bailyn writes that the book attempts to "trace back into the early eighteenth century—and back into the European sources, wherever possible—the specific attitudes, conceptions, formulations, even in certain cases particular phrases, which together form the ideology of the American Revolution." According to a reviewer from the what the author has contributed "is not so much a new viewpoint as a brilliantly persuasive analysis of the current viewpoint, bolstered by a thorough knowledge of the sources and an impressive grasp of the intellectual setting in which they were produced." reviewer Staughton Lynd noted the value of the book to both historians and casual readers and mentioned that it "avoids the stereotypes and clichés and allows us to see more clearly the real nature of the American Revolution." Lynd also believed that "apart from the fullness of its documentation, the excellence of Bailyn's argument lies in its painstaking effort to grasp eighteenth-century political rhetoric."
Bailyn's a 1975 National Book Award winner, achieved distinction for the generally charitable portrayal of the Royalist governor of Massachusetts, Thomas Hutchinson (1771-1774), a well-known target of many statesmen of the day, including Samuel Adams, John Adams, and John Quincy Adams. D. B. Little, in a review, explained Bailyn's position: "[Hutchinson] was a loyal British subject devoted to the welfare of the empire and believed firmly that America's well-being depended upon close ties with a strong Great Britain." In the E. S. Morgan observed, "In the concluding pages of [the book] Bailyn points out that Hutchinson never understood the forces that destroyed him. . . . And in the opening pages he tells us that his own instinctive sympathies remain with the revolutionists, that he is simply showing us how it was possible for a good man to take the other side. But in between the opening and closing pages he succeeds so well that he leaves the American Revolution looking a pretty shabby affair." reviewer Steven Kelman pointed out that Bailyn based the book, to a large extent, on Hutchinson's own papers "(which no doubt introduces an inevitable bias), and the author, while aware of the limitations of Hutchinson's political thought, is unsympathetic to most of the imputations of malice his contemporaries made against him." Still, Kelman found that "Bailyn's approach—history written from the viewpoint of the losers—challenges us to imagine ourselves in Hutchinson's position and to ask ourselves how we would have acted in the America of the 1770s."
(New York: Vintage Books, 1992.)Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - February 3, 2002
In , Bernard Bailyn has brought together a series of his essays on the American Revolution that not only illuminates the subject matter, but which serve to stir the imagination.
While some historians spend their careers uncovering the smallest of minutia about the past, Wood has provided us with grand and sweeping interpretations of complex historical phenomena. His first book, the now-classic Creation of the American Republic (1969), showed how in the decade following independence American pamphleteers, polemicists and constitution-makers modified the ideas they had received from a host of Western writers on republicanism and then applied those modifications to their new government(s). His achievement, in short, was to describe nothing less than the new republic's political character, as well as the fate of those inherited republican ideas, the transmission and pervasiveness of which, before 1776, Wood's Harvard advisor Bernard Bailyn already had elucidated. As the volume of writings on republicanism expanded in the 1970s and 80s, Wood came to be identified as one of the progenitors of this new and deeply influential "republican paradigm."
introduction to hanna batatu's the old social classes - a macat history analysis. Here he discusses the intense, nation-wide debate on the ratification of the Constitution, stressing the continuities between that struggle over the foundations of the national government and the original principles of the Revolution. bailyn traces an intellectual history of the ideology that led up to the american revolution (rather than a social or economic history) primarily through an examination of political pamphlets.: exploration and empire: the explorer and the scientist in the winning of the american west by william h.: the hemingses of monticello: an american family by annette gordon-reed.: summer for the gods: the scopes trial and america's continuing debate over science and religion by edward j., all of these strands "spilled over" into other areas slavery, religion, democracy, and equality. then faced the challenge of adapting/transforming this legacy to fit their circumstances.
In a collection of essays on the ideologies and leaders of the American Revolution, Bailyn "has stitched together . . . a series of previously written personality sketches and interpretive essays and added a concluding commentary on the Constitution to provide an extraordinarily lucid and informative representation of the revolutionary age out of which the American nation emerged," claimed Remini in Chicago's The reviewer added, "In elegant and persuasive language, Bailyn seeks to convey several basic ideas about the age, all of them exciting, important and provocative." Forrest McDonald wrote in the "Rarely has a single book stimulated such a burst of productive scholarship, though the new works often presented alternative formulations of the argument. Mr. Bailyn has little patience with revisionist positions, and while in the present essays he corrects and enlarges his original thesis, he essentially adheres to it."
About Theodore Draper commented in the "For anyone, European or American, interested in what the genesis of the Constitution may teach us, help has providentially appeared. It is handsomely published in two volumes by the Library of America and masterfully edited by Bernard Bailyn of Harvard University." The book chronicles the procedure whereby the Constitution and its articles were debated and discussed prior to ratification: in speeches, newspaper commentaries, rebuttals, personal correspondence. Draper continued, "A reader of these pages is ennobled and inspired by the dignity and grandeur of this debate. Not all the contributions were on the loftiest level, but so many were that they made reading these volumes a proud and exalting experience." The reviewer mentioned Bailyn's ability to involve and virtually absorb the reader in the ratifying process, so that "with a little effort of imagination we can take part in it as if we were present and engaged." Although Draper would have preferred that Bailyn include an introduction outlining the historical framework of the time, he nevertheless concluded, "The very idea of putting this debate in the Library of America was inspired. Both it and Mr. Bailyn can be proud of how they have carried it out."