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Essays by the Free Republican, 1784-1786

Essays by the Free Republican, 1784-1786( )
Editor: Wood, Gordon S.
Mead, Philip C.
Author: Lincoln, Benjamin
ISBN:978-1-61487-922-0
Publication Date:Sep 2016
Publisher:Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $12.00
Book Description:

This is the first modern publication of ten essays published in the popular Boston newspaper The Independent Chronicle, a significant intellectual event in Massachusetts politics.

The essays deal primarily with the problem of mixed government in a republic. Lincoln writes, "Two distinct and different orders of men seems incident to every society," and these "two contending interests," fed by a "spirit of jealousy and distrust," would always be in dispute with one...
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Book Details
Pages:119
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.75 x 7.5 x 0.5 Inches
Author Biography
Lincoln, Benjamin (Editor)
History professor and award-winning author Gordon S. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27, 1933. After graduating in 1955 from Tufts University he served in the US Air Force in Japan and earned his master's degree from Harvard University. In 1964, Wood earned his Ph. D. in history from Harvard, and he taught there, as well as at the College of William and Mary and the University of Michigan, before joining the Brown University faculty in 1969.

Wood has published a number of articles and books, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. He has won many other awards in the past five decades from organizations such as the American Historical Association, the New York Historical Society, and the Fraunces Tavern Museum. Wood is a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. In 2014, his book, The American Revolution: A History, was on the New York Times bestseller list.

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