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The elusive Republic : political economy in Jeffersonian America

Author: Drew R McCoy; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va. by the University of North Carolina Press, 1996, ©1980.
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"By investigating eighteenth-century social and economic thought - an intellectual world with its own concepts, and assumptions - Drew McCoy smoothly integrates the history of ideas and the history of public policy in the Jeffersonian era."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Drew R McCoy; Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg, Va.)
ISBN: 0807814164 9780807814161 0807846163 9780807846162
OCLC Number: 36010541
Notes: Based on the author's thesis, University of Virginia.
Description: ix, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Social Progress and Decay in Eighteenth-Century Thought --
Ch. 2. The Republican Revolution --
Ch. 3. Commerce and the Independent Republic --
Ch. 4. An Uneasy Adolescence: Manufactures and the Crisis of the Eighties --
Ch. 5. The Constitution: Two Visions --
Ch. 6. The Specter of Walpole: Republicanism at Bay --
Ch. 7. "One Great Commercial Republic": Commerce, Bankruptcy, and the Crisis of the Nineties --
Ch. 8. The Jeffersonians in Power: Extending the Sphere --
Ch. 9. The Jeffersonians in Power: Embargo and War --
Ch. 10. The Republic Secured?
Responsibility: by Drew R. McCoy.

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