Peace Pact: The Lost World of the American Founding / Edition 1

Peace Pact: The Lost World of the American Founding / Edition 1

by David C. Hendrickson
     
 

An innovative history that sees the agreements and ideas of the American Founders—especially the Constitution—as an effort to create a "peace pact" both among member states and with other nations.See more details below

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An innovative history that sees the agreements and ideas of the American Founders—especially the Constitution—as an effort to create a "peace pact" both among member states and with other nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700614936
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
American Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Part One: Introduction

1. To Philadelphia

2. The Great Debate of 1788

3. The Unionist Paradigm

4. An Experiment in International Cooperation

Part Two: The Lessons of History

5. An Age of Inquiry

6. Greece and Rome

7. Universal Monarchy and the Balance of Power: The View from the Eighteenth Century

8. Republiques Federative and Machiavellian Moments

9. The British Setting: Continental Connections and the Balanced Constitution

Part Three: The British Empire and the American Revolution

10. From War to War

11. Constitutional Crisis

12. Burden-Sharing & Representation

13. Plans of Union and the Imperial Predicament

14. "The Great Serbonian Bog"

15. Rights and Wrongs, Prophets and Seers

16. Independence and the Union

Part Four: Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union

17. Problematics of Union

18. The "Dickinson Plan"

19. Deadlock and Compromise

20. The Basis of Congressional Authority

Part Five: A Foreign Policy of Independence

21. Foundations of the New Diplomacy

22. States, Sections, and Foreign Policy

23. The Armistice of 1783

Part Six: Peace Pact: The Writing and Ratification of the Constitution

24. Vices of the Critical Period

25. To the Great Compromise

26. Commerce, Slavery, and Machiavellian Moment

27. Sovereignty in "A Feudal System of Republics"

28. Federals and Anti-Federals

29. Conclusion

A Note on Capitalization, Style, and Bibliography

Appendix. The Argument Diagramed

Figure 1. Associations of States: Comparataive State Systems and Empires

Figure 2. Constitutional Interpretation: Varieties of Federal Union, 1763-1787

Figure 3. American Political Thought: The Unionist Paradigm, c. 1776

Figure 4. Theories of American Politics

Figure 5. American Diplomacy and Theories of International Relations

Figure 6. Objectives, Doctrines, and Principles of Early American Diplomacy

Figure 7. General Map of Interpretation

The Constitution in History: Bibliographical Essay

List of Short Titles

Notes

Index

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