||What are honor, virtue, and ethics and how did they influence the American revolution? -- The old world meets the new: colonial ethical ideals before the Revolution -- A shared identity: colonial colleges and the shaping of pre-revolutionary thought -- A matter of honor and a test of virtue: riots, boycotts, and resistance during the coming of the Revolution -- Maintaining moral superiority: how ethics defined the early war years -- From tension to victory: overcoming civilian and martial differences on honor and virtue during the later war years -- Expanding ethics: the democratization of honor and virtue in the new republic -- The counterrevolution in American ethics: reinterpretations of the next generations -- March 16, 1824.
||" ... In the early eighteenth century, ideals of honor and virtue were salient aspects of Revolutionary Americans' ideological break from Europe and shared by all ranks of society, from the powdered-wig "founders" to college students, women, and African Americans. Focusing his study primarily on the prominent Americans who came of age before and during the Revolution--notably John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington--Smith shows how a colonial ethical transformation became inseparable from the American Revolution, creating a continuing ethical ideology that still remains"-- Provided by publisher.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|ISBN||9781469638836 (cloth ; alk. paper)|
|ISBN||1469638835 (cloth ; alk. paper)|