Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

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In October of 1774, Congress passed a moral code which banned the theater, cock-fights, and horse races. In abiding by this code, Americans built for themselves a character as a virtuous people which set them apart from the "corrupt" British, prepared them to declare independence, and gave them the confidence to establish republican governments. This book uses the specific moral code of Congress as a springboard into the issues generated by the constitutional crisis that precipitated the American Revolution. Withington ...

Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195101300

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Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics 1991, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195068351

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