The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89 (Paperback)

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    Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and past president of the Organization of American Historians. William T. Hagan (1918–2011) was professor emeritus of history at the University of Oklahoma and the author of The Sac and Fox Indians, Indian Police and Judges, United States-Comanche Relations, and The Indian Rights Association. John Hope Franklin (1915–2009) was the James B. Duke Professor of History Emeritus at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including Mirror to America: The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin and Racial Inequality in America.

    In The Birth of the Republic, 1763–89, Edmund S. Morgan shows how the challenge of British taxation started Americans on a search for constitutional principles to protect their freedom, and eventually led to the Revolution. By demonstrating that the founding fathers’ political philosophy was not grounded in theory, but rather grew out of their own immediate needs, Morgan paints a vivid portrait of how the founders’ own experiences shaped their passionate convictions, and these in turn were incorporated into the Constitution and other governmental documents. The Birth of the Republic is the classic account of the beginnings of the American government, and in this fourth edition the original text is supplemented with a new foreword by Joseph J. Ellis and a historiographic essay by Rosemarie Zagarri.

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    ISBN 9780226923420
    Genre HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 224
    Publisher Date 2012-11-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
    Copyright Year 2013
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.62 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Chicago History of American Civilization
    Edition Number 4
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Morgan, Edmund S.
    Country of Origin United States
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