The Royalist Revolution - 23466
By Eric Nelson. ISBN 978-0-674-73534-7. Copyright 2014. Hardcover with 390 pages including notes, bibliography, and index.
Finalist for the 2015 George Washington Book Prize.
"The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding" is a provocative and important contribution to our never-ending interest in the invention of American constitutional history. Eric Nelson traces the ideological origins of the colonial revolt and the prerogatives of a powerful Presidency to 17th century British arguments against Parliament and interprets the patriotic campaign of the 1770's as an insurrection in favor of royal power, driven by the conviction that the Lords and Commons had usurped the just rights of the monarch.