The Resource Internal improvement: : national public works and the promise of popular government in the early United States, John Lauritz Larson, (ebook)

Internal improvement: : national public works and the promise of popular government in the early United States, John Lauritz Larson, (ebook)

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Internal improvement: : national public works and the promise of popular government in the early United States
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Internal improvement:
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national public works and the promise of popular government in the early United States
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John Lauritz Larson
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eng
Summary
When the people of British North America threw off their colonial bonds, they sought more than freedom from bad government: most of the founding generation also desired the freedom to create and enjoy good, popular, responsive government. This book traces the central issue on which early Americans pinned their hopes for positive government action--internal improvement. The nation's early republican governments undertook a wide range of internal improvement projects meant to assure Americans' security, prosperity, and enlightenment--from the building of roads, canals, and bridges to the establishment of universities and libraries. But competitive struggles eventually undermined the interstate and interregional cooperation required, and the public soured on the internal improvement movement. Jacksonian politicians seized this opportunity to promote a more libertarian political philosophy in place of activist, positive republicanism. By the 1850s, the United States had turned toward a laissez-faire system of policy that, ironically, guaranteed more freedom for capitalists and entrepreneurs than ever envisioned in the founders' revolutionary republicanism
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Midwest
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1950-
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Larson, John Lauritz
Dewey number
338.973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Public works
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Internal improvement: : national public works and the promise of popular government in the early United States, John Lauritz Larson, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807875643
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11709930
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11709930
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Internal improvement: : national public works and the promise of popular government in the early United States, John Lauritz Larson, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807875643
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709930
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709930
System control number
MWT11709930
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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