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The first American constitutions : Republican ideology and the making of the State constitutions in the Revolutionary Era

Author: Willi Paul Adams; Rita Kimber; Robert Kimber
Publisher: Lanham (Md.) ; Boulder ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, cop. 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded editionView all editions and formats
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This volume contains two new chapters: one demonstrating precedents in the state constitutions for the US Constitution, and another chapter testing the "republicanism over liberalism" thesis against  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willi Paul Adams; Rita Kimber; Robert Kimber
ISBN: 0742520684 9780742520684 0742520692 9780742520691
OCLC Number: 491730359
Description: 1 vol. (xxi-378 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Government by Congresses and Committees, 1773-1776 Chapter 5 The Role of the Continental Congress, 1775-1776 Chapter 6 "Choosing the Deputies to Form a Government": The Making of the First State Constitutions Chapter 7 "Republic" and "Democracy" in Political Rhetoric Chapter 8 Forms versus Principles of Government: Harnessing Enlightenment Ideas to Anglo-American Institutions Chapter 9 Popular Sovereignty Chapter 10 Liberty Chapter 11 Equality Chapter 12 Property Chapter 13 The Common Good Chapter 14 Representation Chapter 15 The Separation of Powers Chapter 16 Federalism Chapter 17 The State Constitutions' Analogies and Precedents for the United States Constitution Chapter 18 Testing the Republicanism versus Liberalism Hypotheses Chapter 19 Appendixes Chapter 20 Bibliography Chapter 21 Index
Responsibility: Willi Paul Adams ; translated by Rita and Robert Kimber ; with a foreword by Richard B. Morris.

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