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Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson

Author: Jane E Calvert
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the theory of Quaker constitutionalism from the early Quakers through Founding Father John Dickinson to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Dickinson; John Dickinson; John Dickinson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane E Calvert
ISBN: 9780521884365 0521884365
OCLC Number: 227031739
Description: xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Quaker constitutionalism in theory and practice, c.1652-1763 --
Bureaucratic libertines : the origins of Quaker constitutionalism and civil dissent --
A sacred institution : the Quaker theory of a civil constitution --
"Dissenters in our own country" : constituting a Quaker government in Pennsylvania --
Civil unity and the "seeds of dissention" in the golden age of Quaker theocracy --
The fruits of Quaker dissent : political schism and the rise of John Dickinson --
The political Quakerism of John Dickinson, 1763-1789 --
Turbulent but pacific : "Dickinsonian politics" in the American Revolution --
"The worthy against the licentious" : the critical period in Pennsylvania --
"The political rock of our salvation" : the U.S. Constitution according to John Dickinson --
Epilogue: The persistence of Quaker constitutionalism, 1789-1963.
Responsibility: Jane E. Calvert.
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"In exploring Dickinson, Quaker theology, Revolutionary political thought, and the relationships between them, Calvert has invited us into fresh territory, and she has done so with graceful style." Read more...

 
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