Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war (eBook, 2018) []
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Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war

Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war

Author: Anthony A Peacock
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Contrary to most academic commentary on The Federalist, this book contends that the most significant teachings of the work did not have to do with the institutions of government so much as with the non-institutional features of American constitutionalism, specifically its advocacy for greater union, the development of an unparalleled culture of enterprise, and provision for war. Key to understanding why these  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vindicating the commercial republic
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
(DLC) 2018298404
Named Person: Thucydides.; Alexander Hamilton; Thucydides.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony A Peacock
ISBN: 9781498553483 1498553486
OCLC Number: 1030892324
Description: 1 online resource (x, 419 pages)
Contents: The foundations in principle of The Federalist's constitutionalism --
Natural rights and a new commercial republican theory --
The spirited nature of commercial republics --
Taming the commercial republic --
Thucydides and the Federalist --
The virtue of enterprise --
Federalist 11-14 and the spirit of enterprise --
Enterprise and the high politics of American constitutionalism --
War and the impossibility of an insularity doctrine --
Constitional powers and The Federalist's high-toned politics.
Responsibility: Anthony A. Peacock.


This book provides a sweeping reinterpretation of The Federalist, using the ancient historian Thucydides' account of ancient commercial Athens as an interpretive guide. It argues that The Federalist  Read more...


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Anthony Peacock provides a helpful contribution to the study of the Federalist Papers. Contrary to much scholarship, he presents a Publius who, following Thucydides and not Montesquieu, views Read more...

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