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"Giving us a wonderfully detailed examination of civil society and urban governance in eighteenth-century Philadelphia, Jessica Choppin Roney's Governed by a Spirit of Opposition reframes our understanding of public life in this corner of early America, and its place in the wider literature on the British Atlantic."

"Governed by a Spirit of Opposition is a stimulating piece of work and an exceptional piece of scholarship.... [I]t could act as a model for future scholarship on colonial politics."

"The book is a good companion to those town studies of a half century ago, but it is also an important social history that takes us to new levels of inquiry into the economy and culture of eighteenth-century urban life."

"Governed by a Spirit of Opposition is tightly organized and narratively driven. Its compact length will make it accessible in both graduate and undergraduate classrooms, while scholars of Philadelphia, civi life, and both the colonial and revolutionary eras will appreciate this fresh interpretation of associational culture."

Governed by a Spirit of Opposition
The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia
Publication Date: 15 Dec 2014
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 272 pages
Illustrations: 2 halftones
ISBN: 9781421415277