ISBN-10:
0742520692
ISBN-13:
9780742520691
Pub. Date:
12/11/2001
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The First American Constitutions: Republican Ideology and the Making of the State Constitutions in the Revolutionary Era / Edition 1

The First American Constitutions: Republican Ideology and the Making of the State Constitutions in the Revolutionary Era / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780742520691
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/11/2001
Edition description: Expanded
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Willi Paul Adams is professor of North American history at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies of the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. He and his wife Angela Adams translated The Federalist Papers into German (Paderborn, 1994).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Government by Congresses and Committees, 1773-1776 Chapter 5 The Role of the Continental Congress, 1775-1776 Chapter 6 "Choosing the Deputies to Form a Government": The Making of the First State Constitutions Chapter 7 "Republic" and "Democracy" in Political Rhetoric Chapter 8 Forms versus Principles of Government: Harnessing Enlightenment Ideas to Anglo-American Institutions Chapter 9 Popular Sovereignty Chapter 10 Liberty Chapter 11 Equality Chapter 12 Property Chapter 13 The Common Good Chapter 14 Representation Chapter 15 The Separation of Powers Chapter 16 Federalism Chapter 17 The State Constitutions' Analogies and Precedents for the United States Constitution Chapter 18 Testing the Republicanism versus Liberalism Hypotheses Chapter 19 Appendixes Chapter 20 Bibliography Chapter 21 Index

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