Covenant in the Ninteenth Century: The Decline of An American Political Tradition

Covenant in the Ninteenth Century: The Decline of An American Political Tradition

by Daniel J. Elazar, Temple University Center for the Study of Federalism
     
 
This book explores the decline of the political ideas of covenant and political compact as Americans passed from the Revolutionary period into the 19th century. A distinguished group of political scientists focus on the transformation from covenant to compact in the late 18th century, the diminishing use of both among intellectual and political pacesetters in the

Overview

This book explores the decline of the political ideas of covenant and political compact as Americans passed from the Revolutionary period into the 19th century. A distinguished group of political scientists focus on the transformation from covenant to compact in the late 18th century, the diminishing use of both among intellectual and political pacesetters in the early 19th century, their partial revival at the time of the Civil War, and replacement by Social Darwinism in the late 19th century. By examining 19th-century politics, law, literature, and theology, they reconstruct the impact of the covenant idea on American politics and political thought. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Federalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847679256
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/10/1994
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Elazar is Professor of Political Science at Temple University where he directs the Center for the Study of Federalism.

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