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The Resource Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest, Silvana R. Siddali

Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest, Silvana R. Siddali

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Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest
Title
Frontier democracy
Title remainder
constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest
Statement of responsibility
Silvana R. Siddali
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Frontier Democracy examines the debates over state constitutions in the antebellum Northwest (Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) from the 1820s through the 1850s. This is a book about conversations: in particular, the fights and negotiations over the core ideals in the constitutions that brought these frontier communities to life. Silvana R. Siddali argues that the Northwestern debates over representation and citizenship reveal two profound commitments: the first to fair deliberation, and the second to ethical principles based on republicanism, Christianity, and science. Some of these ideas succeeded brilliantly: within forty years, the region became an economic and demographic success story. However, some failed tragically: racial hatred prevailed everywhere in the region, in spite of reformers' passionate arguments for justice, and resulted in disfranchisement and even exclusion for non-white Northwesterners that lasted for generations"--
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Siddali, Silvana R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Constitutional conventions
  • Northwest, Old
  • Northwest, Old
  • Constitutional conventions
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • United States
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Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest, Silvana R. Siddali
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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
24 cm
Extent
xv, 392 pages
Isbn
9781107090767
Lccn
2015025686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918762706
Label
Frontier democracy : constitutional conventions in the Old Northwest, Silvana R. Siddali
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
24 cm
Extent
xv, 392 pages
Isbn
9781107090767
Lccn
2015025686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918762706

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