Morgan’s Review

Morgan’s article,” The Purtian Ethic of the American Revolution,” is very well put-together. His thesis is in the title, the fact that Puritan morals impacted the Revolution and led to the United States’ core structure.

However, Morgan forgets that the United States was not just New England. The Puritans were only active in the New England; in Maryland there were the Catholics, Pennsylvania had the Quakers, and so forth. So, with just this discrepancy, Morgan’s article must be re-examined. Is it fair to say that the Revolution was impacted and decided by just one section of the colonies?

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