The Colonial American Origins of Modern Democratic Thought

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This first examination in almost forty years of political ideas in the seventeenth-century American colonies reaches some surprising conclusions about the history of democratic theory more generally. The origins of a distinctively modern kind of thinking about democracy can be located, not in revolutionary America and France in the later eighteenth century, but in the tiny New England colonies in the middle seventeenth. The key feature of this democratic rebirth was honoring not only the principle of popular sovereignty ...

The Colonial American Origins of Modern Democratic Thought 2010, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521730556

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The Colonial American Origins of Modern Democratic Thought 2008, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521514385

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