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A Revolution in favor of government : origins of the U.S. Constitution and the making of the American state

Author: Max M Edling; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Edling argues that during the US Constitutional debates, the Federalists were concerned with building a state able to act vigorously in defence of US national interests. The Constitution was their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Max M Edling; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195148703 9780195148701 1602567077 9781602567078
OCLC Number: 77017041
Description: 1 online resource (347 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Beyond Madisonian Federalism --
pt. 1. Interpreting the Debate over Ratification --
1. Legitimacy and Meaning: The Significance of Public Debate to the Adoption of the Constitution --
2. Elusive Meaning of the Debate over Ratification --
3. European States, American Contexts --
4. Ideological Response to State Expansion --
pt. 2. Military Powers --
5. Impotent Congress --
6. Independence, Commerce, and Military Strength --
7. Government of Force --
8. Government by Consent --
9. Federalists and the Uses of Military Powers --
pt. 3. Fiscal Powers --
10. Congressional Insolvency --
11. Unlimited Taxation, Public Credit, and the Strength of Government --
12. Costs of Government --
13. Government for Free --
14. Federalists and the Uses of Fiscal Powers --
Conclusion: The Constitution, the Federalists, and the American State.
Responsibility: Max M. Edling.

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