Key Of Liberty / Edition 1

Key Of Liberty / Edition 1

by Michael Merrill
     
 

The Key of Liberty offers, better than any book yet published, a grassroots view of the rise of democratic opposition in the new nation. It sheds considerable light on the popular culture--literary, religious, and profane--of the epoch.See more details below

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The Key of Liberty offers, better than any book yet published, a grassroots view of the rise of democratic opposition in the new nation. It sheds considerable light on the popular culture--literary, religious, and profane--of the epoch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674502888
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/1993
Series:
John Harvard Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
969,979
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
William Manning and the Invention of American Politics1
Early Life7
Manning and the American Revolution14
Manning and the Massachusetts Regulation21
"Some Proposals": Manning and Hamiltonian Finance28
Politics, Religion, and Popular Organization39
"The Key of Liberty" and Manning's Democratic Style48
"The Great Scuffle between the Few and the Many"59
Republican Printers and Itinerant Jacobins70
Final Years77
Conclusion80
The Documents
Note on the Texts and Editorial Methods89
"Some Proposals for Making Restitution to the Original Creditors of Government" (1790)95
"The Key of Liberty" [1799]117
Introduction125
A General Description of the Causes that Ruin Republics127
Illustrating Remarks on the Operation of Said Causes in America144
The Remedy and Knowledge Described159
The Constitution and Covenant167
Other Writings171
On Merchants173
On Literary Men and Colleges174
On Ministers of the Gospel175
On Judicial and Executive Officers177
On Lawyers180
On Learning182
On the British Treaty and the War with France183
On the Pittsburgh Insurrection186
On the Name of Washington187
On Parties188
Abbreviations192
Notes195
Index235

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