The essays in this volume do not claim that the Revolution of 1688-89 in itself constituted an epoch-making event in the history of progress and freedom. Instead, they argue that it marks an important conjunction of many trends, changes, and developments in the years before and after 1688.
Acknowledgments; Introduction J. R. Jones; 1. The revolution in context J. R. Jones; 2. Crown, parliament, and people John Miller; 3. Liberty, law, and property: the constitution in retrospect from 1689 Howard Nenner; 4. From persecution to 'Toleration' Gordon J. Schochet; 5. From toleration to religious liberty R. K. Webb; 6. Liberty of the press and public opinion: 1660-1695 Lois G. Schwoerer; 7. Press and public opinion: prospective G. C. Gibbs; 8. Liberty, law, and property, 1689-1776 Henry Horwitz; 9. A dissident legacy: eighteenth century popular politics and the glorious revolution Kathleen Wilson; Abbreviations; Notes; Index.