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America before 1787 : the unraveling of a colonial regime

Title
America before 1787 : the unraveling of a colonial regime / Jon Elster.
ISBN
0691242666
9780691242668
Publication
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2023]
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De Gruyter University Press eBook 2023.
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Print version: Elster, Jon America Before 1787 Princeton : Princeton University Press,c2023
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 09, 2023
Contents
Cover
Contents
Preface
Chapter 1. Introduction
The Thirteen Colonies
Uncertainty
Conclusion
Part I. Microfoundations
Chapter 2. The Psychology of the Main Social Groups: Motivations
Reason, Interest, Passion
Honor, Deference, Shame, Contempt
Anger, Envy, and Injustice
Enthusiasm
Love of Liberty
Fear and Interest
Conclusion
Chapter 3. The Psychology of the Main Social Groups: Beliefs
The Nature of Beliefs
Possibilism
Mutual Misunderstandings
Rumors and Conspiracy Theories
Costs and Benefits of Empire
Ignorance, Secrecy, and Publicity
Theories and Mechanisms
Conclusion
Part II. Conflicts
Chapter 4. British-American Relations
The Board of Trade
Courts, Judges, and Juries
The Rise of the Lower Houses
No Taxation without Representation
Home Rule versus Rule at Home
Conclusion
Chapter 5. Divide and Rule
Triadic Structures
Britain and the Colonies
Britain, Colonies, and Indians
Masters and Slaves
Conclusion
Chapter 6. Collective Action in America
General Issues
Franklin and Madison
Defense Unions
Boycotts
Financing the Confederation
Collective Action in the Continental Congress
Conclusion
Part III. The Emergence Of National Politics
Chapter 7. Deliberating Bodies
Colonial Legislatures
The Continental Congresses
State Constitutions and Legislatures
Conclusion
Chapter 8. Conclusion
Two Prerevolutionary Regimes
Challenges to Authority
Patriots, Neutrals, Loyalists
Ideology
Religion
Crowds
History and Theory
Edmund Burke
Appendix: Bibliographical Overview
References
Index
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