Tradition, Conflict, and Modernization - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121376505, 9781483216775

Tradition, Conflict, and Modernization

1st Edition

Perspectives on the American Revolution

Editors: Richard Maxwell Brown Don E. Fehrenbacher
eBook ISBN: 9781483216775
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1977
Page Count: 142
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Tradition, Conflict, and Modernization: Perspectives on the American Revolution aims to expand knowledge on the intellectual character of the Revolution, its relation to the trend of modernization, and its standing as a manifestation of social conflict. The book discusses the American revolution in national tradition; the collective action in England and America in 1765-1775, and back country rebellions and the homestead ethic in America in 1740-1799. The text also describes the perspective of modernization related to the American revolution, modernization, and human. Historians will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


l Introduction

I The Perspective of Tradition

2 The American Revolution in National Tradition

I. Contemporary Speculations and Divergences, 1776-1799

II. Revolution Romanticized and Revolutionaries Immortalized, 1800-1832

III. The Revolution Recorded, Threatened, and Vindicated, 1833-1874

IV. Celebrating the Present and Escaping into the Past, 1875-1906

V. Dull Scholars, Cynical Debunkers, and Patriots All, 1907-1944

VI. Realism, Pluralism, and Elitism: The Revolutionary Tradition Recedes, 1945-1975

II The Perspective of Conflict

3 Collective Action in England and America, 1765-1775

I. Defense of Local Rights

II. Events in London

III. Actions in Massachusetts

IV. Actions in South Carolina

V. Conclusions

4 Back Country Rebellions and the Homestead Ethic in America, 1, 40-1799

I. The Land-Population-Wealth Crisis

II. The Homestead Ethic in the Back Country

III. The Goals of the Rebels

IV. Patterns of Leadership

V. Patterns of Activity

VI. Conclusions

III The Perspective of Modernization

5 The American Revolution, Modernization, and Man: A Critique

I. Modernization and the Revolution

II. The Individual

III. Social Change and Human Personality



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