The Origins of the Federal Republic: Jurisdictional Controversies in the United States, 1775-1787

The Origins of the Federal Republic: Jurisdictional Controversies in the United States, 1775-1787

by Peter S. Onuf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812211677

ISBN-13: 9780812211672

Pub. Date: 10/01/1983

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Historians have emphasized the founding fathers' statesmanship and vision in the development of a more powerful union under the federal constitution. In The Origins of the Federal Republic, Peter S. Onuf clarifies the founders' achievement by demonstrating with case studies of New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia that territorial confrontations

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Historians have emphasized the founding fathers' statesmanship and vision in the development of a more powerful union under the federal constitution. In The Origins of the Federal Republic, Peter S. Onuf clarifies the founders' achievement by demonstrating with case studies of New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia that territorial confrontations among the former colonies played a crucial role in shaping early concepts of statehood and union and provided the true basis of the American federalist system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812211672
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,273,321
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1The Early American State System
1Congress and the States: Conflict Resolution in the New Nation3
2From Colony to Territory: Changing Concepts of Statehood21
Pt. 2State-Making
3State and Citizen: Settlers Against the Pennsylvania Charter49
4Virginia and the West75
5An Unbounded State: New York, Vermont, and the Western Lands103
6The New State of Vermont: Revolution Within a Revolution127
Pt. 3Origins of the Federal Republic
7New States and the New Nation: American Territorial Policy in the "Critical Period"149
8Constitutional Crisis173
9Making a "Miracle": The Reconstitution of American Politics186
Notes211
Index275

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