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
     
 
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,

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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.

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"...a rich, pathbreaking volume that should stimulate further debate and research on both sides of the Atlantic. ...a very welcome addition to the literature and deserves a wide-readership." German Studies Review
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Although the German states never had a successful republican revolution comparable to the United States, republican and liberal ideals did have an impact on German political culture. Heideking (modern history, U. of Cologne, Germany) and Henretta (history, U. of Maryland) present 14 papers that comparatively examine republican and liberal developments in the United States and Germany over the course of a century. Among the topics addressed are the relative contributions of women to republican dialogue, Immanuel Kant's understanding of republican forms of government, the evolution of republicanism into liberalism, comparative descriptions of constitutions, and nationalist versus civic public celebrations and political rituals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521100984
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/05/2009
Series:
Publications of the German Historical Institute Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Professor Henretta is the author of various books and articles in early American history, including Salutary Neglect: Colonial Administration under the Duke of Newcastle (1972); The Evolution of American Society, 1700–1815: An Interdisciplinary Analysis (1973); Evolution and Revolution, 1600–1820 (1987); and The Origins of American Capitalism: Collected Essays (1991). He is also the co-author of two survey texts: America's History, 4th edition (2000) and America: A Concise History (1998).

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