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Disunion among ourselves : the perilous politics of the American Revolution

Title
Disunion among ourselves : the perilous politics of the American Revolution / Eli Merritt.
ISBN
9780826222817
0826222811
9780826274861
Publication
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2023]
Physical Description
x, 445 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary
"Disunion Among Ourselves tells the story of the deep political divisions that almost tore the Union apart in the 1770s and 1780s. So fractious were the founders' political fights that they feared the War of Independence might end in disunion and civil war. Instead of disbanding into separate regional confederacies, however, the founders united through self-sacrifice and compromise. They succeeded in holding the young nation together in part by transcending the baser angels of their natures. Yet, more even than this, they overcame division and disunion because they knew, concretely, that political unity was the best hope for preserving the life, liberty, and happiness of the American people"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Perilous politics of the American Revolution
Other formats
Online version: Merritt, Eli. Disunion among ourselves Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 2023
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 26, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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