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They piqued themselves on their “ virtue ” —by which they meant their public - spirited toughnessand contrasted it with the enervated spirits of the stay - at - home British , corrupted by the fruits of luxury and empire .
lapses in virtue might be temporary , but they were still troubling . Could a citizenry that sank into lethargy the moment the immediate danger passed sustain an army in the field ? Could it create a set of political institutions from ...
Reasonable Americans no longer aspired , as many of the patriots of 1776 had , to construct a republic of virtue . They were , for the most part , content with the commercial ( Whig ) republic that their new Constitution had created .
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GENERAL WASHINGTON'S CHRISTMAS FAREWELL: A Mount Vernon Homecoming, 1783ユーザー レビュー - Kirkus
Skillful and prolific pop historian Weintraub (Charlotte and Lionel, 2003, etc.) accompanies The Father of His Country for a few months at the end of 1783. The revolutionary war Washington had ... レビュー全文を読む
Jefferson's demons: portrait of a restless mindユーザー レビュー - Not Available - Book Verdict
This short book is an unpretentious, pleasant bauble whose publication date is timed to take advantage of the holiday buying season. Weintraub (Silent Night: The Story of the 1914 Christmas Truce ... レビュー全文を読む