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Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Eric Lomazoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book provides a revisionist history of the constitutional controversy over a national bank (1791-1832), and uses that history to reinforce and refine broader propositions respecting American ... More


“Banco Mania” and Institutional Drift

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the first of two changes within the Bank of the United States that would have downstream consequences for the debate over its constitutionality: its drift from a position of ... More


The Compromise of 1816

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter chronicles the events that led to, and the constitutional claim that underwrote, the Republican majority’s revival of a national bank in 1816. The conventional wisdom surrounding this ... More


“The Great Regulating Wheel” and Institutional Conversion

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the second of two changes within the Bank of the United States that would have downstream consequences for the debate over its constitutionality: its conversion from a purely ... More


Getting the Ship out of the Bottle

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter presents an overview of the book’s central arguments. The conventional wisdom surrounding the national bank controversy – namely that it was a recurring two-sided struggle over the ... More


A Tale of Two Clauses

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reexamines the closing episode in the national bank controversy: President Jackson’s extended assault upon the institution (1829-1832). The traditional narrative respecting the ... More


More than a Constitutional Rerun

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter addresses an oft-ignored episode in the national bank controversy: the recharter debate of 1811. The charter granted in 1791 ran for twenty years, and this left members of the Eleventh ... More


The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851

Winston James

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742891
eISBN:
9780814743720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742891.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

John Brown Russwurm (1799–1851) is almost completely missing from the annals of the Pan-African movement, despite the pioneering role he played. Russwurm's life is one of “firsts”: first African ... More


Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Matthew Warner Osborn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Rum Maniacs traces how alcoholic insanity became a subject of medical interest, social controversy, and perverse fascination in the early American republic. At the heart of that story is the history ... More


Varieties of Strict Interpretation

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter offers a reexamination of the 1791 debates within Congress and the executive branch over Alexander Hamilton’s national bank bill. It jettisons a key feature of the traditional narrative ... More


McCulloch (1819) in the Shadow of the Compromise

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter offers a reassessment of the Supreme Court’s work in McCulloch v. Maryland (1819) in light of the previous chapter’s claim that Republicans revived the national bank on the strength of ... More


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