Necessary Virtue has implications for many areas of research in Revolutionary politics and religion. Hanson has found some remarkable sources, ranging from Revolutionary soldiers' diaries to Quebecois episcopal visitation records to reconstruct a wonderfully polyvalent acount of how such historic enemies came to humanize one another through common cause and common experience.
(Stephen A. Marini, Wellesley College)
About the Author
Charles P. Hanson is Assistant Professor of History at Collegio dell'Adriatico in Trieste, Italy.