The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, Fourth Edition
  • Author : Edmund S. Morgan
  • Release Date : 15 December 2012
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9780226923437
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Download or read book entitled The Birth of the Republic, 1763-89, Fourth Edition written by Edmund S. Morgan and published by University of Chicago Press online. This book was released on 15 December 2012 with total pages 240. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Birth of the Republic, 1763–89, Edmund S. Morgan shows how the challenge of British taxation started Americans on a search for constitutional principles to protect their freedom, and eventually led to the Revolution. By demonstrating that the founding fathers’ political philosophy was not grounded in theory, but rather grew out of their own immediate needs, Morgan paints a vivid portrait of how the founders’ own experiences shaped their passionate convictions, and these in turn were incorporated into the Constitution and other governmental documents. The Birth of the Republic is the classic account of the beginnings of the American government, and in this fourth edition the original text is supplemented with a new foreword by Joseph J. Ellis and a historiographic essay by Rosemarie Zagarri.