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Introduction

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of American gentlemen. Before the American Revolution, the idea of the gentleman was already in flux. American gentlemen could not rely on maintaining ... More


Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Tom Cutterham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the years between the Revolutionary War and the drafting of the Constitution, American gentlemen—the merchants, lawyers, planters, and landowners who comprised the independent republic's ... More


Justice

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at how American gentlemen developed arguments against the confiscation of loyalist property after the war was over. The popularity of confiscation policies posed an important ... More


Capital

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details how, by the middle of the decade, American trade was suffering as a result of exclusion from trade with the British empire. National leaders in and out of Congress looked to ... More


Rebellion

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter recounts the story of the year that led up to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in the summer of 1787. In western New England, rural unrest finally reached the point of armed ... More


Inheritance

Tom Cutterham

in Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172668
eISBN:
9781400885213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172668.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the role of inheritance in the transmission of privilege and power. However much they reveled in the symbols and the language of republican equality, those who called ... More


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