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The royalist revolution : monarchy and the American founding, Eric Nelson

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The royalist revolution : monarchy and the American founding
Title
The royalist revolution
Title remainder
monarchy and the American founding
Statement of responsibility
Eric Nelson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Generations of students have been taught that the American Revolution was a revolt against royal tyranny. In this revisionist account, Eric Nelson argues that a great many of our "founding fathers" saw themselves as rebels against the British Parliament, not the Crown. The Royalist Revolution interprets the patriot campaign of the 1770s as an insurrection in favor of royal power<U+0127> �driven by the conviction that the Lords and Commons had usurped the just prerogatives of the monarch. Leading patriots believed that the colonies were the king's own to govern, and they urged George III to defy Parliament and rule directly. These theorists were proposing to turn back the clock on the English constitution, rejecting the Whig settlement that had secured the supremacy of Parliament after the Glorious Revolution. Instead, they embraced the political theory of those who had waged the last great campaign against Parliament's "usurpations": the reviled Stuart monarchs of the seventeenth century. When it came time to design the state and federal constitutions, the very same figures who had defended this expansive conception of royal authority<U+0127> �John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, James Wilson, and their allies<U+0127> �returned to the fray as champions of a single executive vested with sweeping prerogatives. As a result of their labors, the Constitution of 1787 would assign its new president far more power than any British monarch had wielded for almost a hundred years. On one side of the Atlantic, Nelson concludes, there would be kings without monarchy; on the other, monarchy without kings.--
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1977-
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Nelson, Eric
Dewey number
320.47309033
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political science
  • Constitutional history
  • Monarchy
  • United States
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The royalist revolution : monarchy and the American founding, Eric Nelson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-374) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Patriot Royalism: the Stuart monarchy and the turn to prerogative, 1768-1775 -- "One step farther, and we are got back to where we set out from": patriots and the Royalist theory of representation -- "The Lord alone shall be king of America": 1776, Common Sense, and the Republican turn -- "The old government, as near as possible": Royalism in the wilderness, 1776-1780 -- "All know that a single magistrate is not a king": Royalism and the constitution of 1787
Control code
FIEb17627254
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780674735347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)880122463
Label
The royalist revolution : monarchy and the American founding, Eric Nelson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Patriot Royalism: the Stuart monarchy and the turn to prerogative, 1768-1775 -- "One step farther, and we are got back to where we set out from": patriots and the Royalist theory of representation -- "The Lord alone shall be king of America": 1776, Common Sense, and the Republican turn -- "The old government, as near as possible": Royalism in the wilderness, 1776-1780 -- "All know that a single magistrate is not a king": Royalism and the constitution of 1787
Control code
FIEb17627254
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780674735347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)880122463

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