The American Founding Experience: Political Community and Republican Government

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University of Illinois Press, 1994 - 304 páginas
Charles Hyneman's last exploration of popular government is a study of particular conditions of the last quarter of the eighteenth century critical to establishing workable self-government, as well as reflections on how these conditions relate to contemporary political life. In this work Hyneman's career-long concern with what he called popular control of government continues. Now, however, the focus is mainly on the character of the populace itself--on political community and responsible citizenship as conditions of effective self-government.
 

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The Challenge of Selfgovernment
1
Conditions of Citizenship Inclusion and Exclusion
25
The Native American and the Free African American
27
The Newcomer to the Land Immigration and the Evolution of American Citizenship
59
True Faith and Allegiance The Loyalists and the New Polity
91
Aspirations for Nationhood
118
Republican Government Equality Liberty and Virtue
141
A People Capable of Selfgovernment Equality and Liberty
143
Editors Conclusion
247
In Praise of Patriotism Extracts from Three Addresses
263
Charles S Hyneman on the Declaration of Independence and Personal Equality
266
Robert Coram on Equality
271
James Madison Proposes a Bill of Rights
278
The Sedition Act of 1798
284
Excerpts from Debate in the House of Representatives on the Sedition Bill July 1798
286
The Reverend Joseph Lathrop on Industry and Frugality as Elements of a Virtuous Society
293

The Limits of Liberty Freedom of Expression
164
The Limits of Liberty Petition Protest and Resistance
193
The Preserver of Liberty Virtue
210

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