For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

by Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

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ISBN-13: 9780801452987
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,195,011
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon is Visiting Scholar at the First Federal Congress Project in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Title Controversy and the Early PresidencyChapter 1. "An Improper Distinction of Rank": The Persistence of TitlesChapter 2. The Third Body of Washington: Sovereignties in ConfusionChapter 3. Protecting the Presidency: A Republican DilemmaChapter 4. Debating a "Doubtful Power": The Legislative Battle EngagedChapter 5. "Strange Contradictions": The People Confront Status DistinctionChapter 6. A "Dangerous Vice": Leaders under ScrutinyConclusion: The Path to American Democratic LeadershipAppendix A: Senate Resolution on a Presidential TitleNotes
Bibliography
Index

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WreckingBallofReason More than 1 year ago
"For Fear of an Elective King"is the perfect book for reading over the Presidents'Holiday: thought-provoking and relevant for today's world, and an opportunity to learn something new about George Washington. Well-written, elegant and entertaining, Dr. Bartoloni-Tuazon presents a fresh and insightful analysis of a pivotal debate that covered the presidency, the nature of leadership and the emerging social and political dynamics of the new republic. Her extensive review of his the debate spread through society beyond the closed doors of the legislature demonstrates the depth of concern over the nature of the presidency and the importance of George Washington as the first President, as well as showing that every era has its own version of the blogosphere to carry the debate, The hopes and fears of that time--a government shielded from powerful elites and family dynasties, yet strong enough to ensure survival and strength in an uncertain world--are enduring themes in American culture and resonate to this day.