Devising Liberty: Preserving and Creating Freedom in the New American Republic

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David Thomas Konig
Stanford University Press, 1995 - History - 383 pages
The nine chapters in this book focus on the various constitutional problems surrounding the need to provide simultaneously a sufficient degree of union and public authority to guarantee defense and order, and a sufficient degree of individual liberty to satisfy the demands and expectations of private citizens who were wary of the arbitrary powers of government.
 

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Contents

Political Economy and the Creation of
11
The Expanding Union
50
Land and Liberty on the PostRevolutionary
81
The Meaning of Freedom for Waterfront
109
The Idea of an Informed Citizenry in
141
Contents
169
Jurisprudence and Social Policy in the
178
From the Bonds of Empire to the Bonds
217
The Second Great Awakening and
243
The Problem of Slavery in Southern Political
265
Abbreviations
301
Index
373
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