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Martin Van Buren : law, politics, and the shaping of Republican ideology

Author: Jerome Mushkat; Joseph G Rayback
Publisher: DeKalb, Ill. : Northern Illinois University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1828, Martin Van Buren discontinued his profession as a lawyer to become a full-time politician, yet his formative years as an attorney provided the critical ideological basis for his presidency. Mushkat and Rayback offer the first historical investigation of the nature, scope, and significance of Van Buren's legal practice as they trace the development of his republican ideology. Rather than a static set of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Martin Van Buren; Martin Van Buren
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Mushkat; Joseph G Rayback
ISBN: 087580229X 9780875802299
OCLC Number: 36746344
Description: x, 261 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The making of a Republican dual career --
Legal training, the dual career, and Republicanism --
The dual career begins --
Republicanism in law and politics --
Republicanism and property law --
Distributive justice and legal instrumentalism --
Becoming a Republican state attorney general --
Republicanism and state attorney general : phase one --
Republicanism and state attorney general : phase two --
Republicanism in a new era --
The dual career ends --
Martin Van Buren's legal and political world.
Responsibility: Jerome Mushkat and Joseph G. Rayback.
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In 1828, Martin Van Buren discontinued his profession as a lawyer to become a full-time politician, yet his formative years as an attorney provided the critical ideological basis for his presidency. Mushkat and Rayback offer the first historical investigation of the nature, scope, and significance of Van Buren's legal practice as they trace the development of his republican ideology. Rather than a static set of immutable values and imperatives, Van Buren's ideology was a malleable body of thought. Dynamic and evolving, it exemplified the complexities of republicanism itself. As a teenager, Van Buren absorbed Jefferson and Madison's eighteenth-century classical republicanism. Later, the principles of classical republicanism provided guides during his first year as a practicing lawyer. As his legal and political careers developed, Van Buren adapted his ideas to new conditions, accepting key components of liberal republicanism. Van Buren's rise to prominence mirrors the relevance of law to politics. As a New York attorney, Van Buren worked with legal issues in the nation's most important state during the early nineteenth century. His key contributions were Americanization of the common law and modernization of contract law. His experience also helped shape his perspectives on such matters as the allocation and use of power, judicial activism and legislative supremacy, and property and gender rights. Consulting a wide range of original legal sources not previously used by historians, Mushkat and Rayback offer a fresh and intriguing biographical approach to an American president that challenges traditional perceptions and adds new insight into Van Buren's place in American political and legal history.

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