Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
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An acclaimed study of the intellectual basis for the revolt.
On the drafting of the document and its political philosophy.
An important and long-neglected perspective on the shaping of the conflict; though historians traditionally examined the political ideology and intellectual forebears of the elite founding fathers, Breen instead analyses the way that common purchasing practices provided the groundwork for solidarity-in-boycotting, which in turn began the Revolution.
An excellent examination of the foundational texts and inspirations as well as the ideological basis for his seminal works.
A fantastic narrative history of the conflict from one of its preeminent historians.
A revisionist take on the conflict from UCLA historian Nash, who incorporates Native Americans as central figures in the war and who depicts it not as the mythical "glorious cause" of legend, but as a bloody and chaotic clash between two sides, each with constantly shifting alliances.