The Making of the American Republic, 1763-1815

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2005-10-10
Publisher(s): Pearson
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"The Making of the American Republic: 1763-1815 provokes readers to think about the implications of the American Revolution in a new way. It offers a larger interpretive theme that places the events, the people, and the ideas of the period into the context of how the American Revolution gave birth to a dynamic capitalist economic system. With the argument that an aggressively entrepreneurial American social order emerged out of the democratic impulses of the era, it synthesizes fundamental details into a larger examination of change over time. Appropriate for studying the Revolution while holding the early republic as its focal point, The Making of the American Republic includes detailed portraits of Franklin, Washington, and Jefferson, as well as ample discussion of blacks, women, and Native Americans."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Capitalism and the American Revolution
Was colonial America Capitalistic?
Roots of Rebellion
Resistance to Imperial Regulation
Independence
Virtue and Corruption
The Revolutionary War
Republicanism on Trial
Peace and Independence
Experimenting with Republican Governments
Revolutionary Visions Unfulfilled
Native Americans
African Americans
Women
American Culture
Contested Republic
Hamilton's Program
Jeffersonian Response
The French Revolution and the Party System
The Problem with Commerce
The Revolution of 1800
The Triumph of Federalism
Election of 1800
Jeffersonian Conundrum
The New Society
Myth of the Yeoman Farmer
Manufacturing
The Lower Sort
Bound Labor
Religion
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