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The Resource The varieties of political experience in eighteenth-century America, Richard R. Beeman

The varieties of political experience in eighteenth-century America, Richard R. Beeman

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The varieties of political experience in eighteenth-century America
Title
The varieties of political experience in eighteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Richard R. Beeman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In The Varieties of Political Experience in Eighteenth-Century America, Richard R. Beeman offers an overview of political life in pre-Revolutionary America. Ranging from Virginia, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania to the backcountry regions of the South, the Mid-Atlantic, and northern New England, Beeman reveals an extraordinary diversity of political belief and practice. In doing so, he closes the gap between eighteenth-century political rhetoric and reality."
  • "Political life in eighteenth-century America, Beeman demonstrates, was diffuse and fragmented, with America's British subjects and their leaders often speaking different political dialects altogether. Although the majority of people living in America before the Revolution would not have used the term "democracy," important changes were under way that were making it increasingly difficult for political leaders to ignore "popular pressures." As the author shows in a final chapter on the Revolution, those popular pressures, once unleashed, were difficult to contain and drove the colonies slowly and unevenly toward a democratic form of government
  • Synthesizing a wide range of primary and secondary sources, Beeman offers an account of the way politics actually worked in this formative time for American political culture."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beeman, Richard R
Dewey number
320.973/09/033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E188
LC item number
.B44 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Regionalism
  • Democracy
  • United States
Label
The varieties of political experience in eighteenth-century America, Richard R. Beeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53887523
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780812237702
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003068874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The varieties of political experience in eighteenth-century America, Richard R. Beeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [301]-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53887523
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780812237702
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003068874
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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