Campus Units

Political Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the History of Ideas

Volume

64

Issue

4

First Page

547

Last Page

563

DOI

10.1353/jhi.2004.0011

Abstract

Debates over whether the discourse used to justify resistance during the American Revolution was "liberal" or "republican" often obscure the more central question of why and how early American thinkers were able to combine strands of political thought that many modern scholars find contradictory. The arguments the Americans used to justify resistance are better understood as falling into four types that were not understood to be mutually exclusive: Lockean, Biblical, legal/historical, and republican. Locke's ideas often provided an organizing framework within which the other types of argument were used.

Comments

This article is published as Tuckness, Alex Scott. "Discourses of resistance in the American Revolution." Journal of the History of Ideas 64, no. 4 (2003): 547-563. doi:10.1353/jhi.2004.0011. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of the History of Ideas, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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