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Settlers, Liberty, and Empire : The Roots of Early American Political Theory, 1675-1775 / Craig Yirush.

Author/creator Yirush, Craig, 1968-
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoNew York : Cambridge University Press,
Descriptionix, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
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Contents Introduction: Jasper Maudit's 'Instructions': The Imperial Roots of Early American Political Theory -- PART I. RESTORATION AND REBELLION: 1. English Rights in an Atlantic World; 2. The Glorious Revolution in America -- PART II. EMPIRE: 3. Jeremiah Dummer and the Defense of Chartered Government; 4. John Bulkley and the Mohegans; 5. Daniel Dulany and the Natural Right to English law; 6. Richard Bland and the Prerogative in Pre-Revolutionary Virginia -- PART III. REVOLUTION: 7. In Search of a Unitary Empire; 8. The Final Imperial Crisis -- Conclusion.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Jasper Maudit's 'instructions': the imperial roots of early American political theory; Part I. Restoration and Rebellion: 1. English rights in an Atlantic world; 2. The glorious revolution in America; Part II. Empire: 3. Jeremiah Dummer and the defense of chartered government; 4. John Bulkley and the Mohegans; 5. Daniel Dulany and the natural right to English law; 6. Richard Bland and the prerogative in pre-revolutionary Virginia; Part III. Revolution: 7. In search of a unitary empire; 8. The final imperial crisis; Conclusion.
Abstract "Settlers, Liberty, and Empire traces the emergence of a revolutionary conception of political authority on the far shores of the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. Based on the equal natural right of English subjects to leave the realm, claim indigenous territory, and establish new governments by consent, this radical set of ideas culminated in revolution and republicanism. But unlike most scholarship on early American political theory, Craig Yirush does not focus solely on the revolutionary era of the late eighteenth century. Instead, he examines how the political ideas of settler elites in British North America emerged in the often-forgotten years between the Glorious Revolution in America and the American Revolution against Britain. By taking seriously an imperial world characterized by constitutional uncertainty, geo-political rivalry, and the ongoing presence of powerful Native American peoples, Yirush provides a long-term explanation for the distinctive ideas of the American Revolution"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2010044678
ISBN9780521193306 (hardback)
ISBN0521193303 (hardback)
ISBN9780521132466 (paperback)
ISBN0521132460 (paperback)

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