Invisible Sovereign: Imagining Public Opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Invisible Sovereign: Imagining Public Opinion from the Revolution to Reconstruction

by Mark G. Schmeller

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421418704
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Series: New Studies in American Intellectual and Cultural History
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark G. Schmeller is an associate professor of history at Syracuse University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Public Opinion and the American Political Imagination 1

Chapter 1 The Moral Economy of Opinion 7

Chapter 2 Credit and the Political Economy of Opinion 35

Chapter 3 Partisan Manufactories of Public Sentiment 60

Chapter 4 The Importance of Having Opinions 89

Chapter 5 The Fatal Force of Public Opinion 116

Chapter 6 Irrepressible Conflicts, Impending Crises 144

Conclusion Corn-Pone Opinions 171

Notes 181

Essay on Sources 223

Index 233

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David M. Henkin

"An impressive and edifying contribution to the history of early national and antebellum American political thought. Invisible Sovereign is eloquent, witty, deeply researched, and attuned to the significant and interesting features of the many sources it analyzes and the issues it raises."

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