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The young islanders.

Author: Elisabeth Ogilvie
Publisher: New York Whittlessey House [1960]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Ogilvie
OCLC Number: 1297294
Description: 160 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
To Philadelphia --
The great debate of 1788 --
The unionist paradigm --
An experiment in international cooperation --
The lessons of history --
An age of inquiry --
Greece and Rome --
Universal monarchy nd the balance of power: the view from the eighteenth century --
Républiques Fédérative and Machiavellian moments --
The British setting: continental connections and the balanced constitution --
The British Empire and the American Revolution --
From war to war --
Constitutional crisis --
Burden-sharing and representation --
Plans of union and the imperial predicament --
"The great Serbonian bog" --
Rights and wrongs, prophets and seers --
Independence and union --
Articles of confederation and perpetual union --
Problematics of union --
"The Dickinson plan" --
Deadlock and compromise --
The basis of congressional authority --
A foreign policy of independence --
Foundations of the new diplomacy --
States, sections, and foreign policy --
The armistice of 1783 --
Peace pace: the writing and ratification of the constitution --
Vices of the critical period --
To the great compromise --
Commerce, slavery, and Machiavellian moment --
"A feudal system of Republics" --
Federals and anti-federals --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Illustrated by Robert Henneberger.

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