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Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson

Author: Jane E Calvert
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

This theory of a perpetual yet amendable constitution and its concomitant idea of popular sovereignty are things that most scholars believe did not exist until the American Founding. This book traces  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: John Dickinson; John Dickinson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane E Calvert
ISBN: 9781107404359 1107404355
OCLC Number: 778326968
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Quaker constitutionalism in theory and practice, c.1652-1763: 1. Bureaucratic libertines : the origins of Quaker constitutionalism and civil dissent --
2. A sacred institution : the Quaker theory of a civil constitution --
3. "Dissenters in our own country" : constituting a Quaker government in Pennsylvania --
4. Civil unity and the "seeds of dissention" in the golden age of Quaker theocracy --
5. The fruits of Quaker dissent : political schism and the rise of John Dickinson --
II. The political Quakerism of John Dickinson, 1763-1789: 6. Turbulent but pacific : "Dickinsonian politics" in the American Revolution --
7. "The worthy against the licentious" : the critical period in Pennsylvania --
8. "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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