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A Triad of Revolutions: 1776

Franz H. Mueller (University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, USA)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Seeks to compare and conjoin three separate revolutionary movements in eighteenth century western society, led respectively by James Watt – technology, Adam Smith ‐economics and Thomas Jefferson – politics. Explores a contemporaneous link for all three and even a social connection in the case of Watt and Smith. Concludes that, though each strove for the individual freedom associated with his own particular field, the Three Wise Men of the Occident were joint champions of the all‐embracing concept of liberty.

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Mueller, F.H. (1992), "A Triad of Revolutions: 1776", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 19 No. 2, pp. 3-5. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000000477

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MCB UP Ltd

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