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The Resource An anti-federalist constitution : the development of dissent in the ratification debates, Michael J. Faber

An anti-federalist constitution : the development of dissent in the ratification debates, Michael J. Faber

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An anti-federalist constitution : the development of dissent in the ratification debates
Title
An anti-federalist constitution
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the development of dissent in the ratification debates
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Michael J. Faber
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eng
Summary
"What would an Anti-Federalist Constitution look like? Because we view the Constitution through the lens of the Federalists who came to control the narrative, we tend to forget those who opposed its ratification. And yet the Anti-Federalist arguments, so critical to an understanding of the Constitution's origins and meaning, resonate throughout American history. By reconstructing these arguments and tracing their development through the ratification debates, Michael J. Faber presents an alternative perspective on constitutional history. Telling, in a sense, the other side of the story of the Constitution, his book offers key insights into the ideas that helped to form the nation's founding document and that continue to inform American politics and public life. Faber identifies three distinct strands of political thought that eventually came together in a clear and coherent Anti-Federalism position: (1) the individual and the potential for governmental tyranny; (2) power, specifically the states as defenders of the people; and (3) democratic principles and popular sovereignty. After clarifying and elaborating these separate strands of thought and analyzing a well-known proponent of each, Faber goes on to tell the story of the resistance to the Constitution, focusing on ideas but also following and explaining events and strategies. Finally, he produces a "counterfactual" Anti-Federalist Constitution, summing up the Anti-Federalist position as it might have emerged had the opposition drafted the document. How would such a constitution have worked in practice? A close consideration reveals the legacy of the Anti-Federalists in early American history, in the US Constitution and its role in the nation's political life"--Provided by the publisher
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1980-
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Faber, Michael J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American political thought
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  • Constitutional history
  • United States
Label
An anti-federalist constitution : the development of dissent in the ratification debates, Michael J. Faber
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 489 pages
Isbn
9780700627776
Lccn
2018058852
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1066125588
Label
An anti-federalist constitution : the development of dissent in the ratification debates, Michael J. Faber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 489 pages
Isbn
9780700627776
Lccn
2018058852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1066125588

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