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Between Savagery and Civilization: The Whiskey Rebellion and a Democratic Middle Way

Dana D. Nelson

in Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268382
eISBN:
9780823272525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268382.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 2 analyses how the consensus narrative reframes localist vernacular democracy in the late eighteenth century through such terms as chaos, lawlessness, and anarchy. Taking up a specific ... More


Conclusion: “Those Wayward, Multitudinous People”

Dana D. Nelson

in Commons Democracy: Reading the Politics of Participation in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268382
eISBN:
9780823272525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268382.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The vernacular, daily, ordinariness of commons democracy was neither an obstacle to the cultivation of the Framers’ liberal, representative democracy nor a misunderstanding of it. Rather, it was the ... More


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