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Redeeming the Republic: Federalists, Taxation, and the Origins of the Constitution

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März 2000

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Echoing the words of James Madison, written shortly before the 1787 Constitutional Convention, that "the real friends to the Revolution" must move to frame a new system of centralized republican government that "will perpetuate the Union, and redeem the honor of the Republican name, " Brown shows how the Constitution captured both the capitalistic goals of its upper-class framers and the revolutionary generation's desire to build a republic that would lead the world to a better future.

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Roger H. Brown is professor emeritus in the Department of History at the American University. He is the author of The Republic in Peril: 1812 and The Struggle for the Indian Stream Territory.

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A skilful and challenging analysis with wide-ranging implications... Brown stresses that the Federalists believed human behavior could be improved through the agency of a stronger, more energetic federal government. -- Keith Mason History Interesting and valuable for reminding us that tax policy was an important factor in the making of the Constitution. -- Jackson Turner Main Journal of American History A book for the policy 'wonks' of the 1780s. -- Jack N. Rakove Reviews in American History
EAN: 9780801863554
ISBN: 0801863554
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2000
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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