John Witherspoon's American Revolution: Enlightenment and Religion from the Creation of Britain to the Founding of the United States

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The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
is sponsored by the College of William and Mary. On November 15, 1996,
the Institute adopted the present name in honor of a bequest
from Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr
.

© 2017 The University of North Carolina Press

All rights reserved

Manufactured in the United States of America

The University of North Carolina Press has been a member
of the Green Press Initiative since 2003.

Cover images: Jonathan Fisher, Nassau Hall, a North West Prospect, 1807, oil on canvas, after
engraving ca. 1764. Princeton University Art Museum / Art Resource, NY. Inset: Rembrandt
Peale after Charles Willson Peale, John Witherspoon, 1794, oil on canvas. National Portrait
Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of Mrs. Samuel Matthews.

Parts of this book draw on previously published work: “Nehemias (Scotus) Americanus:
Enlightenment and Religion between Scotland and America,” Historical Journal, LIV (2011),
241-264; “Europe, the American Crisis, and Scottish Evangelism: The Primacy of Foreign
Policy in the Kirk?” in William Mulligan and Brendan Simms, eds., The Primacy of Foreign
Policy in British History, 1660-2000
(Basingstoke, U.K., 2010), 119-136; “Anglo-Scottish Union
and John Witherspoon’s American Revolution,” William and Mary Quarterly,
3d Ser., LXVII (2010), 709-746.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Mailer, Gideon, author. | Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Title: John Witherspoon’s American Revolution / Gideon Mailer.

Description: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016] | “Published for the
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.” |
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2016024829I ISBN 9781469628189 (cloth : alk. paper) |
ISBN 9781469628196 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794. | Presbyterian Church—United States —
Clergy—Biography. | United States. Declaration of Independence—Signers—Biography. |
Statesmen—United States—Biography. | United States. Continental Congress —
History. | United States—History—Revolution, 1775-1783. | United States—Politics
and government—1775-1783. | Church and state—United States—History. | Princeton
University—History—18th century.

Classification: LCC E302.6.W7 M35 2016 | DDC 973.3029 [B] —dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016024829

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