O you agree with Wood that the cause of the American War of Independence was a desire for liberty?
Essay questioni?sDo you agree with Wood that the cause of the American War of
Independence was a desire for liberty?
The question involves the debate that the American Revolution was motivated by economics or ideology.
I want a persuasive i??NOT descriptive and clearly structured essay which agree with Woodas arguement. But it should be also aware of other interpertations.
(But if you think the Woods arguement is not persuasive you can disagree and argue against it.)
The essay should be critical and be aware of both side of the debate (B).
Main reading of the Woods arguemwnt:
Gordon S. Wood, a?Ideology and the Origins of Liberal Americaa?, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., Vol. 44, No. 3 (1987) pp. 628-640 (AVAILABLE ON JSTOR)*
Suggested readings of the other side of the debate:
Marc Egnal and Josepha Ernst ,a?An Economic Interpretation of the American Revolutiona?, William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd ser., Vol. 29, No.1 (1972), pp. 3-32 (AVAILABLE ON JSTOR)
T. H. Breen, a?An Empire of Goods: The Anglicization of Colonial America, 1690-1776, Journal of British Studiesa?, 25:4 (1986), 467-99. JSTOR.
M. N. Rothbard, Modern Historians Confront the American Revolution, at 2541. Good for historiography.
Wider readings: (other academic sources are also ok)
Andrew OaShaughnessy, An Empire Divided: the American Revolution and the British Caribbean (2000).
Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967). SHORT LOAN.
Margaret Ellen Newell, From Dependency to Independence: Economic Revolution in Colonial New England (1998). Part III.
Gary B. Nash, The Urban Crucible: The Northern Seaports and the Origins of the American Revolution (Abridged ed.) (1979).
T. H. Breen, a?Ideology and Nationalism on the Eve of the American Revolution: Revisions Once More in Need of Revisinga?, Journal of American History, 84:1 (1997), 13-39. JSTOR.
Gordon S. Wood, The American Revolution: A History (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003).
Marc Egnal, A Mighty Empire: The Origins of the American Revolution (1988).
Timothy H. Breen, The Marketplace of Revolution: How Consumer Politics Shaped American Independence (2004). EBOOK. Esp. Chapter one, a?Tale of the Hospitable Consumera?.
Richard R. Beeman, The Varieties of Political Experience in 18thc America (2004).
Douglas J. Hamilton, Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, 1750-1820 (2005), especially chapters 4,6,7,8.
Peter Thompson, Rum Punch and Revolution: Taverngoing and Public Life in Eighteenth-century Philadelphia (1998).
Richard R. Beeman, The Varieties of Political Experience in EighteenthCentury America (2004). SHORT LOAN.
Lester D. Langley, The Americas in the Age of Revolution 1750-1850 (1996).
John Shy, a?a?The American Colonies in War and Revolution, 1748-1783a?, in P. J. Marshall (ed.), OHBE, Vol. 2, The Eighteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998 (Various editions), pp.300-24.
Oxford style. Footnote or bibliography must include the page numbers of cited sources.