At a glance:
- Author: Kevin Phillips
- First Published: 1999
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1640 to the present
- Setting: Britain and North America
- Genres: Nonfiction, History
- Subjects: United States or Americans, Politics, Twentieth century, Nineteenth century, American Revolution, War, Eighteenth century, Seventeenth century, Government, Puritans or Puritanism, Great Britain
- Locales: Great Britain, North America
Kevin Phillips may be the last of the Whig historians. His book The Cousins’ Wars: Religion, Politics, and the Triumph of Anglo-America defies current historical and political conventions and unabashedly celebrates the success of the English- speaking peoples in our time. In this, his work harks back to that of an earlier generation of historians who also honored the record of Anglo-Saxon achievement. Whig history was a perspective on the past that flourished in nineteenth century Great Britain and saluted the gradual triumph of “Whig” principles in England. Traditionally,...
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