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Sister Republics

The Origins of French and American Republicanism

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674184275

Publication Date: 08/15/1988

317 pages


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  • Introduction: Republicanism in France and America
  • 1. Forced Community and Transcendental Individualism in America's First Colonies
  • 2. The Decay of Traditionalist Corporatism in Seventeenth-Century France
  • 3. An Ideology of Virtue in Eighteenth-Century America
  • 4. Possessive Individualism and Universalist Illusion in Prerevolutionary France
  • 5. Public Good and Transcendental Self in the American Revolution
  • 6. Possessive Individualism or Determining Community in the French Revolution
  • Epilogue: The Political and Social Effects of French and American Republicanism
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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