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Devising liberty : preserving and creating freedom in the new American Republic

Author: David Thomas Konig
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1995.
Series: Making of modern freedom.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The nine chapters in this book focus on the various constitutional problems surrounding the need to provide simultaneously a sufficient degree of union and public authority to guarantee defense and order, and a sufficient degree of individual liberty to satisfy the demands and expectations of private citizens who were wary of the arbitrary powers of government.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Thomas Konig
ISBN: 0804725365 9780804725361 080474193X 9780804741934
OCLC Number: 31206536
Description: viii, 383 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Thomas Konig --
1. Political Economy and the Creation of the Federal Republic / Lance Banning --
2. The Expanding Union / Peter S. Onuf --
3. Land and Liberty on the Post-Revolutionary Frontier / Alan Taylor --
4. The Meaning of Freedom for Waterfront Workers / Paul A. Gilje --
5. The Idea of an Informed Citizenry in the Early Republic / Richard D. Brown --
6. Jurisprudence and Social Policy in the New Republic / David Thomas Konig --
7. From the Bonds of Empire to the Bonds of Matrimony / Norma Basch --
8. The Second Great Awakening and the Market Revolution / Nathan O. Hatch --
9. The Problem of Slavery in Southern Political Discourse / Ian Lewis.
Series Title: Making of modern freedom.
Responsibility: edited by David Thomas Konig.
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This is an analysis of the constitutional tug of war between the collective needs of government and the state and the individual liberty of the private citizen.  Read more...

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