Revolution and Regeneration

Life Cycle and the Historical Vision of the Generation of 1776

Foreword by Gerald Moran

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Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in

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Hardcover

Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5998-4

List Price: $114.95

Paperback

Pub Date: 10/15/2021

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5999-1

List Price: $34.95

Revolution and Regeneration

Life Cycle and the Historical Vision of the Generation of 1776

Foreword by Gerald Moran

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Revolution and Regeneration is a book about the aging of the "young men of 1776," the men who came to adulthood with the American Revolution, found their identity merged with the new republic they had created, and grew old as the nation matured. As they identified themselves with their nation's past, so they used that past to judge their own lives and what they had accomplished, or failed to accomplish.

Revolution and Regeneration is a marriage of psychohistory and intellectual history, applying the principles of the psychology of maturation to a generation whose experiences were crucial to our history-the generation of Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison. Their need for identity drove them to demand independence for themselves and their communities. Revolution and Regeneration tells their stories, from youth to old age.

The Georgia Open History Library has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this collection, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Author/Editor

PETER CHARLES HOFFER is a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia. His past work encompasses decades of publications, including A Nation of Laws: America's Imperfect Pursuit of Justice (2010), The Historian's Paradox: The Study of History in Our Time (2008), and The Devil's Disciples: The Makers of the Salem Witch Trials (1996). Hoffer has been awarded Outstanding Academic Title from Choice in 1991, 1992, 2005, and 2008. His most recent book is The Search for Justice: Lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1975 (2019).

GERALD MORAN is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. He is the coauthor of Religion, Family, and the Life Course: Explorations in the Social History of Early America.