"The Elusive Republic" offers insights into the complex relationships between ideology and social change, between tradition and modernity. "Virginia Magazine of History and Biography"
An imaginative and well-written book that will be necessary reading for all American historians concerned with the post-Revolutionary period.--Journal of Economic History
|This superbly crafted book is both a literary treat and necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand America's Revolutionary era. . . . Filled with insights that a summary cannot begin to mention and argued with uncommon force, economy, and grace, this volume adds a new dimension to the evolving reinterpretation of the revolutionary vision of the 1770s.--Journal of American History
|McCoy has both enlarged our understanding of early American history and given us a perspective from which to see the deficiencies of the republic today.--Virginia Quarterly Review
|McCoy's study of the contradictions and ambivalence of republican economic thought makes an important contribution to our understanding the Revolutionary era. But its significance is much wider, for The Elusive Republic offers insights into the complex relationships between ideology and social change, between tradition and modernity.--Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
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