The American Counterrevolution: A Retreat from Liberty, 1783-1800

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Stackpole Books, 1998 - History - 634 pages
70 b/w illustrations & 6 x 9 . "This is a remarkable book painted on the broadest of canvasses and peopled with a splendidly realized cast of characters." --Mary Kelley, Dartmouth College. "Never have I seen such a scale. . . . This is history written in the grand tradition." --Randall Miller, Saint Joseph's University Americans, thrilled with newly won independence in 1783, set out to create a new form of government, one in which equality for all would be the underpinning of society. Yet by 1800, voting rights remained accessible only to a landed aristocracy; slavery was codified in the Constitution; and women were no freer than they had been prior to the Revolution. The American Counterrevolution is an expansive study of this difficult period that traces our shift from the ideals of liberty to the politics of order. A refutation of virtually the entire historiography surrounding the outcomes of the Revolution, this epic narrative will change how we view American democracy. Larry E. Tise, the former executive director of the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, is the author of the Herbert L. Feis Prize-winning Proslavery: A History of the Defense of Slavery in America, 1700-1840.
 

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I want to know where you got that information on the slave. Mainly because of 70 years of searching the Slocombe, Slocumb/Slocum families I have never once come across that. Ebenezer and Esther Corey Slocum where too busy at that time trying to stay alive from the guys that killed his father and abused his mother. Then they went to NY go on the Union with some of the children and sailed for Saint John, New Brunswick.
That was during the time of the Rev. War 1773 to 1783 and they were Loyalists
Nobody says anything about Slocum Loyalists but I have them all.
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Contents

List of Illustrations
xi
Chronology
xxiii
FRIENDS OF LIBERTY
15
JOSEPH PRIESTLEY AND AMERICAN LIBERTY
35
FRIENDS OF LIBERTY IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY
42
SARAH FRANKLINS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
59
LIBERTY AND THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN
66
PHILLIS WHEATLEY AND AFRICAN LIBERTY
88
AMERICAN LIBERATORS As OUTCASTS
268
LIBERTY ABOLISHED IN AMERICA
279
EDMUND BURKE FRIEND OF ORDER
297
FRIENDS OF ORDER
316
ANNUS MIRABILIS II 1798
340
THE MOST RADICAL COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY
439
BLACK AMERICAN FRIENDS OF ORDER
452
ORDER IN AMERICAS OTHER LAND OF LIBERTY
481

LIBERTY AND THE RIGHTS OF AFRICANS
98
YALE COLLEGE AND WORLD REVOLUTION
129
CITIZENESSES IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY
161
AFRICANS IN THE LAND OF LIBERTY
202
LIBERTY IN AMERICAS OTHER LAND OF LIBERTY
216
ANNUS MIRABILIS I 1793
235
THE JUDGMENT OF HISTORY
493
FRIENDS OF LIBERTY IN THE LAND OF ORDER
499
Endnotes
534
Bibliographical Note
585
Index
603
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