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Author Smith, Craig Bruce, author.

Title American Honor : the Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era / Craig Bruce Smith.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What are honor, virtue, and ethics and how did they influence the American revolution? -- The old world meets the new: colonial ethical ideals before the Revolution -- A shared identity: colonial colleges and the shaping of pre-revolutionary thought -- A matter of honor and a test of virtue: riots, boycotts, and resistance during the coming of the Revolution -- Maintaining moral superiority: how ethics defined the early war years -- From tension to victory: overcoming civilian and martial differences on honor and virtue during the later war years -- Expanding ethics: the democratization of honor and virtue in the new republic -- The counterrevolution in American ethics: reinterpretations of the next generations -- March 16, 1824.
Summary " ... In the early eighteenth century, ideals of honor and virtue were salient aspects of Revolutionary Americans' ideological break from Europe and shared by all ranks of society, from the powdered-wig "founders" to college students, women, and African Americans. Focusing his study primarily on the prominent Americans who came of age before and during the Revolution--notably John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington--Smith shows how a colonial ethical transformation became inseparable from the American Revolution, creating a continuing ethical ideology that still remains"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Philosophy.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Philosophy.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Philosophy.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Philosophy.
Adams, John, 1735-1826. (OCoLC)fst00042531
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. (OCoLC)fst00034115
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. (OCoLC)fst00040754
Washington, George, 1732-1799. (OCoLC)fst00178100
United States -- History -- Philosophy.
United States -- Civilization -- Philosophy.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Social aspects.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
HISTORY -- United States -- Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01354981
Civilization -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst00862931
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
American Revolution (United States : 1775-1783) (OCoLC)fst01351668
Chronological Term 1775-1783
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Smith, Craig Bruce. American Honor : The Creation of the Nation's Ideals During the Revolutionary Era. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2018 9781469638836
ISBN 9781469638843 (electronic book)
1469638843 (electronic book)
9781469638850 (electronic book)
1469638851 (electronic book)
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