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The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787
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One of the half dozen most important books ever written about the American Revolution.--New York Times Book Review

"During the nearly two decades since its publication, this book has set the pace, furnished benchmarks, and afforded targets for many subsequent studies. If ever a work of history merited the appellation 'modern classic,' this is surely one.--William and Mary Quarterly

"[A] brilliant and sweeping interpretation of political culture in the Revolutionary generation.--New England Quarterly

"This is an admirable, thoughtful, and penetrating study of one of the most important chapters in American history.--Wesley Frank Craven

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Preface to the 1998 Edition
  2. pp. v-xiii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xix-xxiii
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  1. PART ONE: THE IDEOLOGY OF REVOLUTION
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Chapter I. The Whig Science of Politics
  2. pp. 3-45
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  1. Chapter II. Republicanism
  2. pp. 46-90
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  1. Chapter III. Moral Reformation
  2. pp. 91-124
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  1. PART TWO: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATES
  2. pp. 125-126
  1. Chapter IV. The Restructuring of Power
  2. pp. 127-161
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  1. Chapter V. The Nature of Representation
  2. pp. 162-196
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  1. Chapter VI. Mixed Government and Bicameralism
  2. pp. 197-256
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  1. PART THREE: THE PEOPLE AGAINST THE LEGISLATURES
  2. pp. 257-258
  1. Chapter VII. Law and Contracts
  2. pp. 259-305
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  1. Chapter VIII. Conventions of the People
  2. pp. 306-343
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  1. Chapter IX. The Sovereignty of the People
  2. pp. 344-390
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  1. PART FOUR: THE CRITICAL PERIOD
  2. pp. 391-392
  1. Chapter X. Vices of the System
  2. pp. 393-429
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  1. Chapter XI. Republican Remedies
  2. pp. 430-468
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  1. PART FIVE: THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION
  2. pp. 469-470
  1. Chapter XII. The Worthy against the Licentious
  2. pp. 471-518
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  1. Chapter XIII. The Federalist Persuasion
  2. pp. 519-564
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  1. PART SIX: THE REVOLUTIONARY ACHIEVEMENT
  2. pp. 565-566
  1. Chapter XIV. The Relevance and Irrelevance of John Adams
  2. pp. 567-592
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  1. Chapter XV. The American Science of Politics
  2. pp. 593-618
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  1. A Note on Sources
  2. pp. 619-628
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  1. Select List of Full Titles
  2. pp. 629-634
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 635-653
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