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"Americans did not rebel from Great Britain because they wanted a different government. They rebelled because they believed that Parliament was violating constitutional precepts. Colonial Whigs did not fight for American rights. They fought for English rights." from the Preface John Phillip Reid goes on to argue that it was generally the application, not the definition, of these rights that was disputed. The sole and critical exception concerned the right of representation. American perceptions of the responsibility of representatives to their constituents, the necessity of equal representation, and the constitutional function of consent had diverged gradually, but significantly, from British tradition. Drawing on his mastery of eighteenth-century legal thought, Reid explores the origins and shifting meanings of representation, consent, arbitrary rule, and constitution. He demonstrates that the controversy which led to the American Revolution had more to do with jurisprudential and constitutional principles than with democracy and equality. This book will interest legal historians, Constitutional scholars, and political theorists."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226708980
ISBN-10: 0226708985
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 160mm x 23mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1989
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - John Phillip Reid

John Phillip Reid is professor of law at New York University. He is the author of twelve books on political and legal thought, including "The Concept of Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution," also published by The University of Chicago Press.

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