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A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

Saul Cornell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to ... More


Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Legacies of Losing in American Politics shows the enduring and unnoticed significance of defeated leaders and ideas at three crucial junctures of American constitutional history. The Anti-Federalists ... More


Constitution Making and the Marketplace

Emma Hart

in Trading Spaces: The Colonial Marketplace and the Foundations of American Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226659817
eISBN:
9780226659954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226659954.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Americans could create a republic and a public good in their market places at both federal and state level. They could adapt its definition and even legitimize it with acts, factories, and contracts. ... More


Citizens or Papists?: The Politics of Anti-Catholicism in New York, 1685-1821

Jason K. Duncan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225125
eISBN:
9780823236930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225125.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Based on careful work with rare archival sources, this book fills a gap in the history of New York Catholicism by chronicling anti-Catholic feeling in pre-Revolutionary and early ... More


Introduction: North Carolina in an Age of Revolution

Jeff Broadwater and Troy L. Kickler

in North Carolina’s Revolutionary Founders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651200
eISBN:
9781469651224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651200.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction provides a summary of North Carolina’s history from roughly 1763 to 1789, the nation’s Founding Era. America’s federal system made state leaders critical to the outcome of the ... More


Opposition Enough to Do Good: 1787—1788

Jeff Broadwater

in Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651019
eISBN:
9781469651033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651019.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the winter of 1787-1788, Madison was surprised by opposition to the ratification of the Constitution from Anti-Federalists who complained that the Constitution threatened the rights of the states ... More


Political Failure, and Success

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

in Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

American political history is almost always a story of winners. There are very few accounts of the losers in American politics, and the accounts that exist tend to describe losing as a lost ... More


Founding: The Anti-Federal Appropriation

Jeffrey K. Tulis and Nicole Mellow

in Legacies of Losing in American Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226515298
eISBN:
9780226515465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226515465.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

There is a perplexing disjunction at the very heart of American politics. Anti-Federalists are most commonly remembered for losing their battle to defeat ratification of the Constitution. Yet an ... More


The Lovers' Quarrel: The Two Foundings and American Political Development

Elvin Lim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199812189
eISBN:
9780199382606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199812189.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States has had not one, but two Foundings. The Constitution produced by the Second Founding came to be only after a vociferous battle between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. The ... More


Old Principles, New Constitutions, 1783–1790

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/9780198827979.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

This chapter investigates the period between the federal Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the revision of the Pennsylvania State Constitution in 1790. Debates over the ratification of the US ... More


Federalists, Republicans, & the Revolution of 1800

Elvin T. Lim

in The Lovers' Quarrel: The Two Foundings and American Political Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199812189
eISBN:
9780199382606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199812189.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Lovers’ Quarrel of the Second Founders in office, who started disagreeing on the meaning of the Constitution as soon as the federal government opened for business, with ... More


The Civil War & Publius Redux

Elvin T. Lim

in The Lovers' Quarrel: The Two Foundings and American Political Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199812189
eISBN:
9780199382606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199812189.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that the Confederate States of America represented, even more so than the slave power, the apotheosis of the states’ rights doctrine, with the Declaration of Independence figuring ... More


Anti-Federalism & the Progressive Creative Destruction1

Elvin T. Lim

in The Lovers' Quarrel: The Two Foundings and American Political Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199812189
eISBN:
9780199382606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199812189.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Progressive era, which started from the 1890s and spanned the 1910s. One cannot make sense of this kaleidoscopic movement unless one incorporates the missing piece to ... More


The argument for freedom of speech and press during the ratification of the US Constitution, 1787–88

Patrick Peel

in Freedom of speech, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526147103
eISBN:
9781526155566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526147110.00015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Americans did not initially view the Constitution’s commitments to freedom of speech and press as individual, counter-majoritarian rights, standing over and against the structural, democratic ... More


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