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Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence ed. Glenn A. Moots and Philip Hamilton (review)

Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence ed. Glenn A.... REVIEWS • 117 feature of the book is the almost exclusive reliance on primary archival sources, such as tr s eu ary and military papers. A n dr e w J. O’ Sh aug hne s s y is Saunders Director of the Robert  H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies and professor of history, University of Virginia. He is the author of The Men Who Lost Am i cea r (New Haven, CT, 2013) and “The Illimitable Freedom of the H uman Mind”: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University (Charlottesville, VA, forthcoming, August 2021). Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Viol ence in the American War of In de pen dence. Edited by Glenn A. Moots and Philip Hamilton. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. Pp. 392. Cloth, $45.00.) Reviewed by Zara Anishanslin The organizers of the edited volume Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Vio lence in the American War of In de pen dence have a s imple yet potent justic fi ation for their work: It is the first book to examine the American Revolution within the context of ju wa s r t t- heory. The editors, Glenn Moots and Philip Hamilton, rightly point out that such a theoretical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Violence in the American War of Independence ed. Glenn A. Moots and Philip Hamilton (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 41 (1) – Mar 2, 2021

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REVIEWS • 117 feature of the book is the almost exclusive reliance on primary archival sources, such as tr s eu ary and military papers. A n dr e w J. O’ Sh aug hne s s y is Saunders Director of the Robert  H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies and professor of history, University of Virginia. He is the author of The Men Who Lost Am i cea r (New Haven, CT, 2013) and “The Illimitable Freedom of the H uman Mind”: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University (Charlottesville, VA, forthcoming, August 2021). Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Viol ence in the American War of In de pen dence. Edited by Glenn A. Moots and Philip Hamilton. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. Pp. 392. Cloth, $45.00.) Reviewed by Zara Anishanslin The organizers of the edited volume Justifying Revolution: Law, Virtue, and Vio lence in the American War of In de pen dence have a s imple yet potent justic fi ation for their work: It is the first book to examine the American Revolution within the context of ju wa s r t t- heory. The editors, Glenn Moots and Philip Hamilton, rightly point out that such a theoretical

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Mar 2, 2021

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