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American HonorThe Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era$
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Craig Bruce Smith

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469638836

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.001.0001

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What Are Honor, Virtue, and Ethics and How Did They Influence the American Revolution?

What Are Honor, Virtue, and Ethics and How Did They Influence the American Revolution?

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(p.1) Introduction What Are Honor, Virtue, and Ethics and How Did They Influence the American Revolution?
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American Honor
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Craig Bruce Smith

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.003.0001

The introduction frames the ethical concepts of honor and virtue historically and historiographically, while examining the influence of these ideas on the modern world. It contends that honor and virtue, as they existed in the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries, still exists, but are now commonly understood as ethics. It also tracks the changing definitions over several centuries. The introduction establishes the framework that shows how the American Revolution was caused by a shift in ethical principles during the colonial era.

Keywords:   Honor, Virtue, Ethics, American Revolution, First Continental Congress, Second Continental Congress, Definitions, Women, Slaves, Religion

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