Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750-1850

Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750-1850

by Jurgen Heideking
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521800668

ISBN-13: 9780521800662

Pub. Date: 04/08/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States represents the cooperative effort of a group of American and German scholars to move the historical debate on republicanism and liberalism to a new stage. By systematically studying the similarities and differences in the understanding of republicanism and liberalism in the United States and German states,

Overview

Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States represents the cooperative effort of a group of American and German scholars to move the historical debate on republicanism and liberalism to a new stage. By systematically studying the similarities and differences in the understanding of republicanism and liberalism in the United States and German states, the collection stimulates new efforts toward a comprehensive interpretation of political, intellectual, and social developments in the "modernizing" Atlantic world of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521800662
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/08/2002
Series:
Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsix
Introduction1
Overview
1"Wir nennen's Gemeinsinn" (We Call It Public Spirit): Republic and Republicanism in the German Political Discussion of the Nineteenth Century21
The Republican World
2The Concept of the Republic in Eighteenth-Century German Thought35
3Kant's Republicanism and Its Echoes53
4Constitutions, Charity, and Liberalism by Default: Germany and the Anglo-American Tradition73
5Politics and Sentiment: Catharine Macaulay's Republicanism91
6Between Liberalism and Republicanism: "Manners" in the Political Thought of Mercy Otis Warren113
The Transition from Republicanism to Liberalism
7The Liberal and Democratic Republicanism of the First American State Constitutions, 1776-1780127
8Bennington and the Green Mountain Boys: The Emergence of Liberal Democracy in Vermont, 1760-1850147
9The Birth of American Liberalism: New York, 1820-1860165
10Republicanism, Liberalism, and Market Society: Party Formation and Party Ideology in Germany and the United States, c. 1825-1850187
11Festive Culture and National Identity in America and Germany, 1760-1860209
12Charles Follen's View of Republicanism in Germany and the United States, 1815-1840235
The Logic of Liberalism
13"The Right to Possess All the Faculties that God Has Given": Possessive Individualism, Slave Women, and Abolitionist Thought261
14Freedom of Contract and Freedom of Person: A Brief History of "Involuntary Servitude" in American Fundamental Law281
Index299

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