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Response to malthaussen (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 01:28 AM

29. I've read Bailyn's [i]Ideoogical Origins[/i] several times...

as well as Slaughter's Whiskey Rebellion, both originally for a course on "Revolutionary and Republican America." It was an undergrad course but the professor had a good reading list. Bailyn's Ideological Origins and Atlantic History were on my reading list, as was Wood's The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 and Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815. I've found the Oxford series very good in combining scholarship and interest.

I thought Gary Nash was the author for radical interpretations of the Revolution. Wood certainly disliked him (if I'm recalling his review of Nash's work in the New York Times correctly). Certainly no love lost between those two. I don't know if things have mellowed any since then.

For combining scholarship with good writing one of my favorites is William Freehling's second volume of The Road to Disunion.

Given your stated area of interest I'll go out on a limb and assume that you've read some Christopher Hill. I thoroughly enjoyed parts of his World Turned Upside Down. He was certainly prolific.

Certainly no need to denigrate your writing style...at least you have one. Mine on the other hand...

ON EDIT: There was a time delay on my reply because I went to barnes & Noble to pick up a copy of Halbrook's The Founders' Second Amendment. Just skimming now, but it seems quite readable.

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