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The Elusive Meaning of the Debate over Ratification

Max. M Edling

in A Revolution in Favor of Government: Origins of the U.S. Constitution and the Making of the American State

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195148701
eISBN:
9780199835096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195148703.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The first two sections of this chapter discuss the two main approaches to the analysis of the ratification debate over the US Constitution. Until the late 1960s, the predominant interpretation ... More


Patriotism, Classical Republicanism, and the Volunteers, 1780-1782

Stephen Small

in Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257799
eISBN:
9780191717833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257799.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Flushed with the success of the free trade agitation, many Irish patriots turned their attentions to legislative independence between 1780 and 1782. This chapter analyses the nature of their thought ... More


Patriotism and Radical Reform, 1782-1785

Stephen Small

in Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257799
eISBN:
9780191717833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257799.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After 1782, many Irish patriots developed a genuinely radical agenda focused on parliamentary reform. This put the broad church of Irish patriotism under immense strain, as previous allies disagreed ... More


The Polarization and Fragmentation of Patriotism, 1791-1793

Stephen Small

in Political Thought in Ireland 1776-1798: Republicanism, Patriotism, and Radicalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257799
eISBN:
9780191717833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257799.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the effects on patriotism and radicalism of the increasing influence of the French Revolution and the emergence of the United Irishmen. It shows how the tensions in Irish ... More


Levellers into republicans?

Rachel Foxley

in The Levellers: Radical political thought in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719089367
eISBN:
9781781705810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089367.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between the Levellers in the 1640s (and their subsequent careers in the 1650s) and the classical republican authors of the 1650s. Contemporaries as well as ... More


A French commonwealthman: the abbé mably

Rachel Hammersley

in The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079320
eISBN:
9781781702345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Gabriel Bonnot de Mably is one of the central figures in the accounts of eighteenth-century French classical republicanism offered by Keith Baker and Kent Wright. Their groundbreaking studies ... More


Religion, Literary Sentimentalism, and Popular Revolutionary Ideology

Ruth H. Bloch

in Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents a general argument about the relationship between Anglo-American popular culture and revolutionary consciousness. It demonstrates important thematic continuities between these ... More


Friendship under Fire: Freemasonry in the French Revolution

Kenneth Loiselle

in Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the relationship between Freemasonry and the French Revolution, with particular emphasis on how political transformation affected masonic bonds of solidarity inside lodges and ... More


The USA, Sister Republic

François Weil

in The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449017
eISBN:
9780801460647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0024
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers a variety of definitions in American republicanism, particularly in its differences with the French ideal. It argues that American republicanism was not a straightforward copy ... More


The Making of Britannicus Canadensis: The Canada Act as Magna Carta

Nancy Christie

in The Formal and Informal Politics of British Rule In Post-Conquest Quebec, 1760-1837: A Northern Bastille

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198851813
eISBN:
9780191886492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851813.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the growing political opposition among English-speaking political commentators against the Quebec Act of 1774 which protected French Canadian interests by preserving their right ... More


Epilogue: Constitutional Republicanism, the “Cant-Word” Virtue and the American Founding

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Epilogue surveys the most prominent strands leading from Bodin’s influential work to the mature constitutionalist thought of the late eighteenth century. The focus is on writers who interpreted ... More


Introduction: The Fall of the Roman Republic and the Rise of Constitutional Thought

Benjamin Straumann

in Crisis and Constitutionalism: Roman Political Thought from the Fall of the Republic to the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199950928
eISBN:
9780190491154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950928.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

In the history of Western political thought, the Roman Republic, not any of the Greek poleis, has been the fruitful object of study when it came to thinking about constitutional government. The ... More


“Unfrenchifying” Quebec: Ethnicity and the Political Debate between Modern Manners and Ancient Principles

Nancy Christie

in The Formal and Informal Politics of British Rule In Post-Conquest Quebec, 1760-1837: A Northern Bastille

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198851813
eISBN:
9780191886492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851813.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

In keeping with the overall theme of the contested nature of British rule, this chapter investigates the establishment of the first French-language newspaper, Le Canadien, demonstrating the way in ... More


“Thy Mangl’d Empire”: Perverted Americans, Barbaric Canadians, and Extravagant Savages

Nancy Christie

in The Formal and Informal Politics of British Rule In Post-Conquest Quebec, 1760-1837: A Northern Bastille

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198851813
eISBN:
9780191886492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851813.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

By analyzing the protests of merchants against the Stamp Act and other taxes, this chapter revises previous interpretations which have argued that there was no political agitation in Quebec similar ... More


Disobedience and Freedom

Louis Michael Seidman

in On Constitutional Disobedience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199898275
eISBN:
9780190260125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199898275.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The prevalence and acceptance of constitutional violations pose a risk to the civil liberties that the Constitution is supposed to protect. This chapter looks into this disturbing concern by ... More


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