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History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution
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A modern edition of Warren's History is indeed a publishing event. Because Warren was deeply engaged in the political and moral issues of her day, her writing represents a treasure trove, especially for those interested in the political response of women to the republican and liberal ideas animating public debate.

— Joyce Appleby, University of California

Mercy Otis Warren has been described as perhaps the most formidable female intellectual in eighteenth-century America. This work (in the first new edition since 1805) is an exciting and comprehensive study of the events of the American Revolution, from the Stamp Act Crisis of 1765 through the ratification of the Constitution in 1788–1789.

Steeped in the classical, republican tradition, Warren was a strong proponent of the American Revolution. She was also suspicious of the newly emerging commercial republic of the 1780s and hostile to the Constitution from an Anti-Federalist perspective, a position that gave her history some notoriety.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Volume 1: Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xv
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xvi-xxvi
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. xxvii-xxxi
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  1. Editor's Note
  2. pp. xxxii-xxxvii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxxviii-xl
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  1. "An Address to the Inhabitants of the United States of America"
  2. pp. xli-xliv
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  1. Chapter I
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. Chapter II
  2. pp. 17-30
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  1. Chapter III
  2. pp. 31-44
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  1. Chapter IV
  2. pp. 45-70
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  1. Chapter V
  2. pp. 71-93
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  1. Chapter VI
  2. pp. 94-125
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  1. Chapter VII
  2. pp. 126-148
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  1. Chapter VIII
  2. pp. 149-166
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  1. Chapter IX
  2. pp. 167-197
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  1. Chapter X
  2. pp. 198-220
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  1. Chapter XI
  2. pp. 221-250
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  1. Chapter XII
  2. pp. 251-268
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  1. Chapter XIII
  2. pp. 269-287
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  1. Chapter XIV
  2. pp. 288-304
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  1. Chapter XV
  2. pp. 305-318
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  1. Chapter XVI
  2. pp. 319-340
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  1. Appendix to Volume First
  2. pp. 341-368
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  1. Appendix to Volume Second
  2. pp. 369-382
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  1. Volume 2: Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 438-439
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-xv
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  1. Chapter XVII
  2. pp. 385-412
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  1. Chapter XVIII
  2. pp. 413-426
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  1. Chapter XIX
  2. pp. 427-451
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  1. Chapter XX
  2. pp. 452-472
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  1. Chapter XXI
  2. pp. 473-493
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  1. Chapter XXII
  2. pp. 494-510
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  1. Chapter XXIII
  2. pp. 511-525
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  1. Chapter XXIV
  2. pp. 526-544
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  1. Chapter XXV
  2. pp. 545-565
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  1. Chapter XXVI
  2. pp. 566-585
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  1. Chapter XXVII
  2. pp. 586-599
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  1. Chapter XXVIII
  2. pp. 600-609
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  1. Chapter XXIX
  2. pp. 610-626
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  1. Chapter XXX
  2. pp. 627-646
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  1. Chapter XXXI
  2. pp. 647-698
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  1. Appendix to Volume Second (Continued)
  2. pp. 699-700
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  1. Appendix to Volume Third
  2. pp. 701-714
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  1. Facsimile Index of the 1805 Edition
  2. pp. 715-732
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 733-762
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