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Federalism and Liberty, 1794–1803

Kurt T. Lash

in The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372618
eISBN:
9780199871742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372618.003.06
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the Alien and Sedition Acts. The present chapter and the previous chapter on the Eleventh Amendment illustrate something generally missed—or misrepresented—about republican ... More


The Lost History of the Ninth Amendment

Kurt T. Lash

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372618
eISBN:
9780199871742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372618.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Ninth Amendment has had a remarkably robust history, playing a role in almost every significant constitutional debate in American history, including the controversy over the Alien and Sedition ... More


The Irish Uncanny and the American Gothic

Juliet Shields

in Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190272555
eISBN:
9780190272579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272555.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the wake of the 1798 United Irishmen’s uprising and the passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts, American and Irish novelists used the conventions of the Gothic to represent Irish radicals in the ... More


Blackstone’s and Mansfield’s Narrow Liberties of Press and Speech, and Broad Crimes of Seditious Libel and Seditious Words: Summaries or Misdescriptions of an Ancient Common Law?

Wendell Bird

in The Revolution in Freedoms of Press and Speech: From Blackstone to the First Amendment and Fox's Libel Act

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197509197
eISBN:
9780197509227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509197.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The narrow understanding of freedoms of press and speech, adopted by Sir William Blackstone and Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, defined those freedoms as no more than liberty from a government-issued ... More


The Persistence of Political Community, 1795–1799

Kenneth Owen

in Political Community in Revolutionary Pennsylvania, 1774-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827979
eISBN:
9780191866661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827979.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

This chapter analyses Pennsylvanian and American politics in the late 1790s, focusing particularly on the Jay Treaty debates, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Fries Rebellion, and the Pennsylvania ... More


A Short History of Panic Responses

Robert H. Wagstaff

in Terror Detentions and the Rule of Law: US and UK Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199301553
eISBN:
9780199344895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301553.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The United States and the United Kingdom have rich histories of panic and overreaching responses to events that appear to threaten national security. Both countries have a habit of giving the ... More


French Major General

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Spain refused Clark’s offer because they already had a Kentucky liaison, and in working with General James Wilkinson, they got a spy in the bargain. Wilkinson (Agent 13 to the Spanish), rose in ... More


Summoned by My Country: Washington and Adams

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

President George Washington established many enduring constitutional precedents as he guided the establishment and early operation of the executive branch. These precedents included a mostly unitary ... More


The Constitutional Understanding of Freedoms of Press and Speech, and of Seditious Libel, in Discussions of State and Federal Bills of Rights

Wendell Bird

in The Revolution in Freedoms of Press and Speech: From Blackstone to the First Amendment and Fox's Libel Act

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780197509197
eISBN:
9780197509227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197509197.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Legal History

As the Constitution was drafted and ratified, many antifederalists expressly feared and opposed the narrow Blackstone-Mansfield definition and approach to freedoms of press and speech, and ... More


Every Thing That Was Possible for Men of Honor to Do

Rod Andrew Jr.

in Life and Times of General Andrew Pickens: Revolutionary War Hero, American Founder

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631530
eISBN:
9781469631554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631530.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter covers Pickens’s service in the state general assembly between 1798 and 1800, when Pickens’s fellow legislators relied on his advice as the state and the nation prepared for a possible ... More


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