Federalists Reconsidered

Federalists Reconsidered

by Doron Ben-Atar, Barbara B. (Ed.) Oberg
     
 

These essays demonstrate that American political culture was fashioned in a dialogue between Federalists and Jeffersonians. They portray an active Federalist coalition that offered a vibrant intellectual and political alternative throughout the era of the early republic. Cutting across boundaries of region, culture, race, gender, and class, Federalists struggled

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These essays demonstrate that American political culture was fashioned in a dialogue between Federalists and Jeffersonians. They portray an active Federalist coalition that offered a vibrant intellectual and political alternative throughout the era of the early republic. Cutting across boundaries of region, culture, race, gender, and class, Federalists struggled with the problems of nation building, national identity, and economic development.

University of Virginia Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813918631
Publisher:
University of Virginia
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Paradoxical Legacy of the Federalists1
Pt. IAge of Federalism
1Constructing American National Identity: Strategies of the Federalists19
2Alexander Hamilton's Alternative: Technology Piracy and the Report on Manufactures41
3Hamilton's Second Thoughts: Federalist Finance Revisited61
4Radicals in the "Western World": The Federalist Conquest of Trans-Appalachian North America77
Pt. IIFederalism and the Origins of American Political Culture
5Federalism, the Styles of Politics, and the Politics of Style99
6Gender and the First Party System118
7The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Federalism135
8Ministers, Misanthropes, and Mandarins: The Federalists and the Culture of Capitalism, 1790-1820157
Pt. IIIVarieties of Federalism
9Benjamin Franklin as Weird Sister: William Cobbett and Federalist Philadelphia's Fears of Democracy179
10"Steady Habits" under Siege: The Defense of Federalism in Jeffersonian Connecticut199
11From Fathers to Friends of the People: Political Personae in the Early Republic225
Afterword: The Federalists - Still in Need of Reconsideration246
Notes255
Contributors293
Index295

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