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The Resource The constitutional origins of the American Revolution, Jack P. Greene

The constitutional origins of the American Revolution, Jack P. Greene

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The constitutional origins of the American Revolution
Title
The constitutional origins of the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Jack P. Greene
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Language
eng
Summary
"Using the British Empire as a case study, this succinct study argues that the establishment of overseas settlements in America created a problem of constitutional organization that created deep and persistent tensions within the empire during the colonial era and that the failure to resolve it was the principal element in the decision of thirteen continental colonies to secede from the empire in 1776. Challenging those historians who have assumed that the British had the law on their side during the debates that led to the American Revolution, this volume argues that the empire had long exhibited a high degree of constitutional multiplicity, with each colony having its own discrete constitution and the empire as whole having an uncodified working customary constitution that determined the way authority was distributed within the empire. Contending that these constitutions cannot be conflated with the metropolitan British constitution, it argues that British refusal to accept the legitimacy of colonial understandings of the sanctity of the many colonial constitutions and the imperial constitution was the critical element leading to the American Revolution"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Jack P
Dewey number
342.7302/9
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4541
LC item number
.G743 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New histories of American law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
Label
The constitutional origins of the American Revolution, Jack P. Greene
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805211/32305/cover/9780521132305.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : inheritance -- Empire negotiated, 1689-1763 -- Empire confronted, 1764-1766 -- Empire reconsidered, 1767-1773 -- Empire shattered, 1774-1776 -- Epilogue : legacy
Control code
ocn644660442
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 198 p.
Isbn
9780521132305
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030377
System control number
(OCoLC)644660442
Label
The constitutional origins of the American Revolution, Jack P. Greene
Link
http://assets.cambridge.org/97805211/32305/cover/9780521132305.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue : inheritance -- Empire negotiated, 1689-1763 -- Empire confronted, 1764-1766 -- Empire reconsidered, 1767-1773 -- Empire shattered, 1774-1776 -- Epilogue : legacy
Control code
ocn644660442
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 198 p.
Isbn
9780521132305
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030377
System control number
(OCoLC)644660442

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