The Radicalism of the American Revolution Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Gordon S. Wood
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Chapter Abstracts

Part 1, Chapter 1

* Mid 18th century colonial America still believed order and stability stemmed from the monarchy.

* Englishmen in the colonies and in England prided themselves on their freedom and rights as compared to European countries.

* Religion in colonial America advocated and supported the crown's authority.

* Hierarchical inequality was considered inevitable and positive.

* Colonial wealth is more equally distributed because there is no modern base or solidarity of occupation.

Part 1, Chapter 2

* In colonial America there originally existed the traditional delineation between gentlemen and commoners, where commoners were considered inferior and accepted their status.

* Commoners engaged in physical labor and were expected to be frugal, while gentlemen lived on income derived from the management (by another) of their estates and lived luxuriously.

* The traditional hierarchy promoted the voluntary humility of the masses and the praise of the elite for their condescension.

Part 1, Chapter 3

* The hierarchical society is likened to the...

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