By J. C. D. Clark

This booklet creates a brand new framework for the political and highbrow family among the British Isles and the US in a momentous interval which witnessed the formation of recent states on either side of the Atlantic and the extinction of an Anglican, aristocratic and monarchical order. Jonathan Clark integrates proof from legislation and faith to bare how the dynamics of early glossy societies have been basically denominational. In a research of British and American discourse, he indicates how rival conceptions of liberty have been expressed within the conflicts created by way of Protestant dissent's hostility to an Anglican hegemony. The booklet argues that this version offers a key to collective acts of resistance to the status quo through the interval. The book's ultimate part specializes in the defining episode for British and American heritage, and exhibits the way the yank Revolution might be understood as a warfare of faith.

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