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The Resource The partisan republic : democracy, exclusion, and the fall of the founders' constitution, 1780s-1830s, Gerald Leonard, Boston University, Saul Cornell, Fordham University

The partisan republic : democracy, exclusion, and the fall of the founders' constitution, 1780s-1830s, Gerald Leonard, Boston University, Saul Cornell, Fordham University

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The partisan republic : democracy, exclusion, and the fall of the founders' constitution, 1780s-1830s
Title
The partisan republic
Title remainder
democracy, exclusion, and the fall of the founders' constitution, 1780s-1830s
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Gerald Leonard, Boston University, Saul Cornell, Fordham University
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eng
Summary
  • "The Partisan Republic is the first book to unite a top down and bottom up account of constitutional change in the Founding era. The book focuses on the decline of the Founding generation's elitist vision of the Constitution and the rise of a more "democratic" vision premised on the exclusion of women and non-whites. It incorporates recent scholarship on topics ranging from judicial review to popular constitutionalism to place judicial initiatives like Marbury v. Madisonin a broader, socio-legal context. The book recognizes the role of constitutional outsiders as agents in shaping the law, making figures such as the Whiskey Rebels, Judith Sargent Murray, and James Forten part of a cast of characters that has traditionally been limited to white, male elites such as James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Marshall. Finally, it shows how the "democratic" political party came to supplant the Supreme Court as the nation's preeminent constitutional institution"--
  • "In the more than 200 years since the ratification of the United States Constitution, it has become conventional wisdom that the Supreme Court has the last word on the meaning of that document. At the same time, the American people widely take for granted that the Constitution is a charter of democracy, liberty, and equality. Those who wrote and adopted the Constitution, however, actually took a dim view of democracy, and their notions of liberty and equality embraced overt racial and gender discrimination. Moreover, few of them anticipated that their new Supreme Court would assume the role of final arbiter of the Constitution's meaning. They did believe that the courts were essential to the preservation of law and justice, as against the lawless whims of popular majorities. But they doubted that the courts could preserve or give meaning to the Constitution independent of other political institutions"--
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Leonard, Gerald Flood
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index present
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non fiction
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Cornell, Saul
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New histories of American law
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  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • United States
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
  • Politics and government
  • United States
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The partisan republic : democracy, exclusion, and the fall of the founders' constitution, 1780s-1830s, Gerald Leonard, Boston University, Saul Cornell, Fordham University
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 247 pages
Isbn
9781107663893
Lccn
2018046210
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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(OCoLC)1055458735
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The partisan republic : democracy, exclusion, and the fall of the founders' constitution, 1780s-1830s, Gerald Leonard, Boston University, Saul Cornell, Fordham University
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
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 247 pages
Isbn
9781107663893
Lccn
2018046210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1055458735

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