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“THE TRUE PALLADIUM OF LIBERTY”: FEDERALISTS, JEFFERSONIANS, AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT

Saul Cornell

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195147865
eISBN:
9780199788644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147865.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the role of the Second Amendment in America's new constitutional system. Topics discussed include the Whiskey Rebellion, rising political tempers and partisan fervor in the ... More


Performing the People’s Two Bodies in the Early American Republic

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the sovereign performances of the new government of the USA in the 1780s, 1790s, and 1800s, with special attention to the Whiskey Rebellion and the Battle of Fallen Timbers in ... More


George Washington vs. The Phantom: Rival Sovereigns and Long Eighteenth-Century Insurrection

Michelle Sizemore

in American Enchantment: Rituals of the People in the Post-Revolutionary World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190627539
eISBN:
9780190627553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627539.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines two competing forms of sovereign representation against the backdrop of the Whiskey Rebellion. In the new federal republic, George Washington served as a unifying symbol of the ... More


Modernity as the Creative Destruction of the King’s Two Bodies

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter places the historical interpretations and sociological analytic on power of the previous chapters within the project of critical theory. Beginning with an interpretation of a satirical ... More


Regulation, Not Rebellion: From “Rough Music” to Democratic Disorder

Robert W. T. Martin

in Government by Dissent: Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738245
eISBN:
9780814738863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738245.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the nature of popular disorder as it relates to democracy by focusing on the three major “regulations” or insurgencies of the new Republic's earliest days, all of which are now ... More


Political Practices and Political Community in the Early Republic, 1790–1794

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/9780198827979.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

The ratification of the US Constitution forced Pennsylvanians to adapt their democratic, extra-governmental political practices to the new federal government. This chapter looks at how these ... More


Peace, the Constitution, and Rebellion, 1781–1800

Carlton F.W. Larson

in The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190932749
eISBN:
9780190932770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932749.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

The years following Cornwallis’s surrender in 1781 saw a few more treason cases, and a large number of cases of persons accused of aiding British prisoners to escape. Summary data on treason ... More


Agency, Alterity, and the Two Bodies of the King

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with a contrast: between the language and action of Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., leader of Bacon's Rebellion (1676) and Herman Husband, a leader in the Whiskey Rebellion (1794). Bacon ... More


Criminal Conspiracy or War?

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Act of Justice: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124636
eISBN:
9780813134871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the Whiskey Rebellion, which grew out of a 1791 Federal excise tax on the distilling of whiskey, the Nullification Crisis of 1832–1833, and other notable instances during the ... More


Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Isaac Ariail Reed

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In Power in Modernity, Isaac Ariail Reed proposes a new theory of power that describes overlapping networks of delegation and domination. Chains of power and their representation, linking together ... More


The Politics of Producerism

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501714030
eISBN:
9781501714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since colonial times, farmers and other rural men and women have organized to protect their livelihoods and communities from the powerful interests of centralized governments, big banks, and large ... More


The Failure to Found a Christian Nation

Joseph S. Moore

in Founding Sins: How a Group of Antislavery Radicals Fought to Put Christ into the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190269241
eISBN:
9780190269272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269241.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Covenanters tried but failed to convince Americans to found a Christian nation. Along the way they managed to confront and offend some of the most prominent Founders. Roger Williams first articulated ... 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


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