"The Elusive Republic" offers insights into the complex relationships between ideology and social change, between tradition and modernity. "Virginia Magazine of History and Biography"
This superbly crafted book is both a literary treat and necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand America's Revolutionary era. . . . Filled with insights that a summary cannot begin to mention and argued with uncommon force, economy, and grace, this volume adds a new dimension to the evolving reinterpretation of the revolutionary vision of the 1770s.--Journal of American History