The Lamp of Experience: Whig History and the Intellectual Origins of the American Revolution

The Lamp of Experience: Whig History and the Intellectual Origins of the American Revolution

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In a landmark work, a leading scholar of the eighteenth century examines the ways in which an understanding of the nature of history influenced the thinking of the founding fathers.

As Jack P. Greene has observed, "[The Whig] conception saw the past as a continual struggle between liberty and virtue on one hand and arbitrary power and corruption on the other." Many founders found in this intellectual tradition what Josiah Quincy, Jr., called the "true old English… (more)


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Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc. (January 03, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 328 pages

File size: 348 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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