The Resource Between authority and liberty : state constitution making in revolutionary America, (ebook)

Between authority and liberty : state constitution making in revolutionary America, (ebook)

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Between authority and liberty : state constitution making in revolutionary America
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Between authority and liberty
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state constitution making in revolutionary America
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eng
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In a major reinterpretation of American political thought in the revolutionary era, Marc Kruman explores the process of constitution making in each of the thirteen original states and shows that the framers created a distinctively American science of politics well before the end of the Confederation era. Suspicious of all government power, state constitution makers greatly feared arbitrary power and mistrusted legislators' ability to represent the people's interests. For these reasons, they broadened the suffrage and introduced frequent elections as a check against legislative self-interest. This analysis challenges Gordon Wood's now-classic argument that, at the beginning of the Revolution, the founders placed great faith in legislators as representatives of the people. According to Kruman, revolutionaries entrusted state constitution making only to members of temporary provincial congresses or constitutional conventions whose task it was to restrict legislative power. At the same time, Americans maintained a belief in the existence of a public good that legislators and magistrates, when properly curbed by one another and by a politically active citizenry, might pursue
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Midwest
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Kruman, Marc W
Dewey number
320.473
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Representative government and representation
  • Political science
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
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adult
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Between authority and liberty : state constitution making in revolutionary America, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469620381
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12188961
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remote
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12188961
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MWT12188961
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Between authority and liberty : state constitution making in revolutionary America, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469620381
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12188961
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12188961
System control number
MWT12188961
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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