Representation in the American Revolution (Jamestown Essays on Representation)

Representation in the American Revolution (Jamestown Essays on Representation) by Gordon S. Wood 0813927226 9780813927220
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From one of Americas most celebrated historians, the Pulitzer Prize winner Gordon S. Wood, comes an early work whose relevance is undiminished. Originally published in 1969, now revised and with a new preface, Representation in the American Revolution examines the ways in which a government is created and how, in the face of great difficulties as well as great possibilities, its citizens are represented. Written immediately after the completion of Woods Bancroft Award-winning The Creation of the American Republic, this book elaborates on issues also explored in that landmark work. The subject is one that lies at the heart of any discussion of democracy. Establishing a proper method of representation was a goal and measure of the American Revolution, or as Thomas Jefferson said in 1776, the whole object of the present controversy. A fine example of political and constitutional history, this timeless little book will serve as an excellent introduction to issues of representation for students in the fields of political science, as well as history and law.

Author: Gordon S. Wood

Language: English

Edition: Revised

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 96

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Publication Date: 2008-06-11


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