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America's revolutionary mind : a moral history of the American Revolution and the Declaration that defined it

Title
America's revolutionary mind : a moral history of the American Revolution and the Declaration that defined it / C. Bradley Thompson.
ISBN
9781641770668
164177066X
9781641770675 (ebook)
Edition
First American edition.
Publication
New York : Encounter Books, 2019.
Copyright Notice Date
©2019
Physical Description
xiv, 447 pages ; 24 cm
Summary
"The purpose of America's Revolutionary Mind is twofold: first, to elucidate the logic, principles, and significance of the Declaration of Independence as the embodiment of the American mind; and, second, to shed light on what John Adams called the real American Revolution--that is, the moral revolution that occurred in the minds of the people in the fifteen years before what Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his 'Concord Hymn' (1837), famously called the 'shot heard round the world'."--Introduction, p. 4.
Other formats
Online version: Thompson, C. Bradley, author. America's revolutionary mind. New York : Encounter Books, 2019.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 12, 2020
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The Enlightenment and the Declaration of Independence
Declaring the laws of nature
Self-evident truths
Equality
Equality and slavery
The nature of rights
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
The consent of the governed
Consent and the just powers of government
Revolution
Rebels with a cause
Has America lost its American mind?
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