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Topic - Jack N. Rakove
America has long been fascinated by its Civil War, which has inspired thousands of books and scores of TV series. It pays much less attention to the revolution that brought independence to the first modern republic and that was a turning point in Western history.
"For the revolutionaries of 1776," Mr. Rakove writes, "virtue meant the ability of citizens to subordinate private interest to public good."
"Although members of the elite had to know how to ... treat their social inferiors with candor and sympathy," Mr. Rakove writes, "they never forgot the disparity in manners, culture, and aspirations that distinguished one class from another."