Peace Pact: The Lost World of the American Founding

Peace Pact: The Lost World of the American Founding

by David C. Hendrickson



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780700612376
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Series: American Political Thought Ser.
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 8.22(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsix
Part 1.Introduction
1.To Philadelphia3
2.The Great Debate of 17888
3.The Unionist Paradigm14
4.An Experiment in International Cooperation24
Part 2.The Lessons of History
5.An Age of Inquiry33
6.Greece and Rome36
7.Universal Monarchy and the Balance of Power: The View from the Eighteenth Century40
8.Republiques Federative and Machiavellian Moments47
9.The British Setting: Continental Connections and the Balanced Constitution55
Part 3.The British Empire and the American Revolution
10.From War to War67
11.Constitutional Crisis70
12.Burden-Sharing and Representation75
13.Plans of Union and the Imperial Predicament80
14."The Great Serbonian Bog"86
15.Rights and Wrongs, Prophets and Seers90
16.Independence and Union104
Part 4.Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union
17.Problematics of Union115
18.The "Dickinson Plan"127
19.Deadlock and Compromise138
20.The Basis of Congressional Authority150
Part 5.A Foreign Policy of Independence
21.Foundations of the New Diplomacy161
22.States, Sections, and Foreign Policy177
23.The Armistice of 1783194
Part 6.Peace Pact: The Writing and Ratification of the Constitution
24.Vices of the Critical Period211
25.To the Great Compromise220
26.Commerce, Slavery, and Machiavellian Moment232
27."A Feudal System of Republics"242
28.Federals and Anti-Federals249
A Note on Capitalization, Style, and Bibliography261
AppendixThe Argument Diagramed263
Figure 1.Associations of States: Comparative State Systems and Empires274
Figure 2.Constitutional Interpretation: Varieties of Federal Union, 1763-1787275
Figure 3.American Political Thought: The Unionist Paradigm, c. 1776276
Figure 4.Theories of American Politics277
Figure 5.American Diplomacy and Theories of International Relations278
Figure 6.Objectives, Doctrines, and Principles of Early American Diplomacy279
Figure 7.General Map of the Interpretation280
The Constitution in History: A Bibliographical Essay281
List of Short Titles299

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