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Creating a nation of joiners : democracy and civil society in early national Massachusetts

Title
Creating a nation of joiners : democracy and civil society in early national Massachusetts / Johann N. Neem.
ISBN
9780674030794 (cloth : alk. paper)
0674030796 (cloth : alk. paper)
Published
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Physical Description
244 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary
Neem explores the multiple conflicts that produced a vibrant pluralistic civil society following the American Revolution. The result was an astounding release of civic energy as ordinary people, long denied a voice in public debates, organized to advocate temperance, to protect the Sabbath, and to abolish slavery; elite Americans formed private institutions to promote education and their stewardship of culture and knowledge. --from publisher description.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 13, 2014
Series
Harvard historical studies ; v. 163.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-242) and index.
Contents
The revolutionary commonwealth
Fragmentation and contestation
The political transformation of civil society
Forging a grassroots public sphere
The elite public sphere
Democrats strike back.
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