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The heart of the Declaration : the founders' case for an activist government

Author: Steven C A Pincus
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From one election cycle to the next, a defining question continues to divide the country's political parties: should the government play a major or a minor role in the lives of American citizens? The Declaration of Independence has long been invoked as a philosophical treatise in favor of limited government. Yet the bulk of the document is a discussion of policy, in which the founders outlined the failures of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven C A Pincus
ISBN: 9780300216189 0300216181
OCLC Number: 945354559
Description: ix, 207 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Mount Vernon : patriot estate --
Patriots and the imperial crisis of the 1760s --
Making a patriot government.
Series Title: Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Responsibility: Steve Pincus.

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