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Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Jeff Broadwater

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651019
eISBN:
9781469651033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651019.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, and James Madison, “Father of the Constitution,” were two of the most important Founders of the United States as well as the closest ... More


The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In American political fantasy, the Founding Fathers loom large, as historical and mythical figures. This book examines the Founders as imaginative fictions whose significance emerged from narrative ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

in The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter describes how the book addresses the disciplinary confusion brought upon by the phenomenon of Founders Chic. Rather than treating the Founders as actual agents who need to ... More


Obscuring the Truly Great: Washington and Modern Theories of Fame

Robert Faulkner

in The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses the doubts that surround the very notion of the gentleman-statesman. This chapter is thus a biographical-historical account of George Washington and the gentleman-statesman, a ... More


Attacking the Enlightenment on Behalf of Orthodoxy: The Introduction to Philosophy and Law

Laurence Lampert

in The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226039480
eISBN:
9780226039510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039510.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deals with Strauss’s 1935 Introduction to Philosophy and Law and its critique of the modern Enlightenment, a critique that focuses on its alleged founders, Descartes and Hobbes, and its ... More


Burr’s Formation, 1800–1804

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

in The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the figure of Aaron Burr, the “traumatic colonel” of the book's title, as the anomalous figure hovering at the margins of the Founders proper. The significance of Burr is ... More


Burr’s Deployment, 1804–1807

Michael J. Drexler and Ed White

in The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479871674
eISBN:
9781479888160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871674.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the ramifications of the idea of Aaron Burr's antagonism in relation to the Founders. The fascination with Burr converged, between 1805 and 1807, into a major conspiratorial ... More


1967 And All That

Antony Bryant

in Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199922604
eISBN:
9780190652548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The early GTM texts—the founding texts of the mid-1960s. The distinctive backgrounds of Anselm Strauss (Chicago School of Sociology) and Barney Glaser (PhD at Columbia, and their respective ... More


Imagination and Its Failures: The Struggle of a Conservative American Foreign Policy

Marjorie L. Jeffrey

in The Vanishing Tradition: Perspectives on American Conservatism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749858
eISBN:
9781501749872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749858.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter investigates American foreign policy, looking at the persistence of a neoconservative foreign policy in the conservative movement and why it has not been discarded despite its obvious ... 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


Theorist

Edward A. Jr. Purcell Jr.

in Antonin Scalia and American Constitutionalism: The Historical Significance of a Judicial Icon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197508763
eISBN:
9780197508794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508763.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses Justice Antonin Scalia’s jurisprudence and his advocacy of what he called “public meaning” originalism in contrast to Robert Bork’s “original intent” originalism. The U.S. ... More


Federal Approval: The Compact Clause

Michael J. Glennon and Robert D. Sloane

in Foreign Affairs Federalism: The Myth of National Exclusivity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199941490
eISBN:
9780199366798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199941490.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces the Compact Clause and explains the areas of the doctrine that have been firmly established and widely accepted, as well as the areas where the law remains unclear and leaves ... More


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