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"When in the course of human events" : 1776 at home, abroad, and in American memory / edited by Will R. Jordon.

Publication:
Macon, Georgia : Mercer University Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Conference/Event
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214 pages ; 23 cm
Conference Name:
A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas (2016)
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Subjects:
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Contents:
Part I: 1776 in America. 1. Happiness the end; consent the foundation; character the means / W. B. Allen ; 2. An expansive conception of rights: the Quakerly abolitionism of John Dickinson / Jane E. Calvert
Part II: 1776 abroad. 3. An apology for Adam Smith, friend of David Hume: the Dialogues controversy / Dennis C. Rasmussen ; 4. Hume's "Of suicide" and its French reception: necessity and native liberty / Adam Potkay ; 5. Lawful return vs. will to transformation: Friedrich von Gentz on the American and French revolutions / Scott Philip Segrest
Part III. 1776 in American memory. 6. "Fame is a form of incomprehension:" how we read 1776 / Brian Steele ; 7. "The public mind shall rest:" Lincoln, public opinion, political parties, and the extinction of slavery / James H. Read ; 8. Lincoln and the daughters of Dred Scott: a reflection on the Declaration of Independence / Diana Schaub.
Notes:
Includes essays that were first presented at the 2016 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Jordon, Will R., editor.
ISBN:
0881466603
9780881466607
OCLC:
1020614319