Colliding with the Past

  title={Colliding with the Past},
  author={F. Mcdonald},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={13 - 18}
  • F. Mcdonald
  • Published 1997
  • Sociology
  • Reviews in American History
Early in the twentieth century, Carl Becker published a History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 (1909), in which he formulated the thesis that the American Revolution had in actuality been two revolutions: one to obtain home rule, or independence, and the other to determine who should rule at home, or democracy. The second of these, as Becker depicted it, was essentially a struggle between haves and have-nots. A few years after Becker, Charles A. Beard wrote An… Expand