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The Resource Justifying revolution : law, virtue, and violence in the American War of Independence, edited by Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton

Justifying revolution : law, virtue, and violence in the American War of Independence, edited by Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton

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Justifying revolution : law, virtue, and violence in the American War of Independence
Title
Justifying revolution
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law, virtue, and violence in the American War of Independence
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edited by Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton
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eng
Summary
  • "The American imagination still exalts the "Founding Fathers" as the prime movers of the Revolution, and the War of Independence has become the stuff of legend. But America is not simply the invention of great men or the outcome of an inevitable political or social movement. The nation was the product of a hard, bloody, and destructive war. Justifying Revolution explores how the American Revolution's opposing sides wrestled with thorny moral and legal questions. How could revolutionaries justify provoking a civil war, how should their opponents subdue the uprising, and how did military commanders restrain the ensuing violence? Drawing from a variety of disciplines and specialties, the authors assembled here examine the Revolutionary War in terms of just war theory: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, and jus post bellum--right or justice in going to, conducting, and concluding war. The chapters situate the Revolution in the context of early modern international relations, moral philosophy, military ethics, jurisprudence, and theology. The authors invite readers to reconsider the war with an eye to the justice and legality of entering armed conflict; the choices made by officers and soldiers in combat; and attempts to arrive at defensible terms of peace. Together, the contributions form the first sustained exploration of Americans' and Britons' use of just war theory as they battled over American independence. Justifying Revolution raises important questions about the political, legal, military, religious, philosophical, and diplomatic ramifications of eighteenth-century warfare--questions essential for understanding America's origins.--
  • "Explores how the American Revolution's opposing sides wrestled with thorny moral and legal questions with an eye to the justice and legality of entering armed conflict; the choices made by officers and soldiers in combat; and attempts to arrive at defensible terms of peace"--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1961-
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  • Moots, Glenn A.
  • Hamilton, Phillip
Series statement
Political violence in North America
Series volume
volume 1
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  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Ethics
  • United States
  • Just war doctrine
  • War (Philosophy)
  • Just war doctrine
  • War (Philosophy)
  • United States
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Justifying revolution : law, virtue, and violence in the American War of Independence, edited by Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780806160139
Lccn
2017052789
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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40028300616
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(OCoLC)1029069818
Label
Justifying revolution : law, virtue, and violence in the American War of Independence, edited by Glenn A. Moots and Phillip Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9780806160139
Lccn
2017052789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40028300616
System control number
(OCoLC)1029069818

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