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The Royalist Revolution

Monarchy and the American Founding

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ISBN 9780674979772

Publication Date: 11/20/2017

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400 pages

Belknap Press


  • Introduction: “The War of Parliament”
  • 1. Patriot Royalism: The Stuart Monarchy and the Turn to Prerogative, 1768–1775
  • 2. “One Step Farther, and We Are Got Back to Where We Set Out From”: Patriots and the Royalist Theory of Representation
  • 3. “The Lord Alone Shall Be King of America”: 1776, Common Sense, and the Republican Turn
  • 4. “The Old Government, as Near as Possible”: Royalism in the Wilderness, 1776–1780
  • 5. “All Know That a Single Magistrate Is Not a King”: Royalism and the Constitution of 1787
  • Conclusion: “A New Monarchy in America”
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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