American Sovereigns The People and America's Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War
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American Sovereigns challenges traditional American constitutional history, theory and jurisprudence that sees today's constitutionalism as linked by an unbroken chain to the 1787 Federal constitutional convention. It examines the idea that after the American Revolution, a collectivity - the people - would rule as the sovereign. Heated political controversies within the states and at a national level over what it meant for the people to be the sovereign, and how that collective sovereign could express its will, were not resolved prior to the Civil War. The idea of the people as the sovereign both unified and divided Americans in thinking about government and the basis of the Union. Today's constitutionalism is not a natural inheritance, but the product of choices Americans made between shifting understandings about themselves as a collective sovereign.
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Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2007
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
|The People's Sovereignty in the States|
|Grassroots Self-Government: America's Early Determinist Movements|
|Revolutionary Tensions: "Friends of Government" Confront "The Regulators" in Massachusetts|
|The Sovereign Behind The Federal Constitution|
|The Federal Constitution and the Effort to Constrain the People|
|Testing the Constitutionalism of 1787: The Whiskey "Rebellion" in Pennsylvania|
|Federal Sovereignty: Competing Views of the Federal Constitution|
|The Struggle Over a Constitutional Middle Ground|
|The Collective Sovereign Persists: The People's Constitution in Rhode Island|
|Key to Abbreviations|
|Selected Short Titles|