By Jeff Delaney
Newport seashore, with its picturesque harbor and 10 miles of sandy shorelines, has noticeable nice switch considering that its beginnings within the post-Civil conflict period. initially a delivery port, it advanced right into a haven for motion picture stars, rumrunners, and gamblers and at last reworked into today's specific seashore neighborhood and renowned holiday vacation spot.
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39 No part of American thinking, Bailyn suggests—not the widespread belief in a ministerial conspiracy, not the hostile and vicious indictments of individuals, not the fear of corruption and the hope for regeneration, not any of the violent seemingly absurd distortions and falsiﬁcations of what we now believe to be true, in short, none of the frenzied rhetoric—can be safely ignored by the historian seeking to understand the causes of the Revolution. Bailyn’s study, however, represents something other than a more com plete and uncorrupted version of the common idealist interpretations of the Revolution.
By concentrating on the immediate events of the decade leading up to independence, the historians of the 1950s have necessarily ﬂed from the economic and social determinism of the Progressive his torians. And by emphasizing the consistency and devotion with which Americans held their constitutional beliefs, they have once again focused on what seems to be the extraordinary intellectuality of the American Revolution and hence its uniqueness among Western revolutions. This interpretation, which, as Jack P.
Our intellectual life is made up of struggles over getting people to accept different meanings of our experiences—in effect, trying to change Introduction | 17 the culture. The stakes are always high because actions that we cannot make meaningful—cannot conceive of, rationalize, legitimate, or per suade other people to accept—we in some sense cannot undertake. What is permissible culturally affects what is permissible socially or politically, so that although ideas may not be the motives for behavior (underly ing interests and passions are the real motives), ideas do affect and limit behavior.