The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America

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UNC Press Books, Dec 1, 2012 - History - 278 pages
By investigating eighteenth-century social and economic thought--an intellectual world with its own vocabulary, concepts, and assumptions--Drew McCoy smoothly integrates the history of ideas and the history of public policy in the Jeffersonian era. The book was originally published by UNC Press in 1980.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
Social Progress and Decay in EighteenthCentury Thought
13
The Republican Revolution
48
Commerce and the Independent Republic
76
An Uneasy Adolescence Manufactures and the Crisis of the Eighties
105
The Constitution Two Visions
120
The Specter of Walpole Republicanism at Bay
136
One Great Commercial Republic Commerce Bankruptcy and the Crisis of the Nineties
166
The Jeffersonians in Power Extending the Sphere
185
The Jeffersonians in Power Embargo and War
209
The Republic Secured?
236
INDEX
261
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Drew R. McCoy, Jacob and Frances Hiatt Professor of History at Clark University, is author of The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy.

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