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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
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Philosophy.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Philosophy.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Philosophy.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Philosophy.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 -- Philosophy
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 -- Philosophy
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Philosophy
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Philosophy
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Civilization -- Philosophy.
HISTORY -- United States -- Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Social aspects.
United States -- Civilization -- Philosophy.
United States -- History -- Philosophy.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Social aspects.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469638843