Self-Government, The American Theme

Self-Government, The American Theme : Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

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In Self-Government, The American Theme, Morrisey aptly demonstrates how the regime of the founders was replaced by a much more statist regime during the Civil War. He offers salient interpretations of the writings of the key presidents of founding and civil war periods, and interpretations centered on the key word, 'self-government.' This book is an essential contribution to the understanding of early American history and politics.
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  • Paperback | 285 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 25.4mm | 430.92g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739114719
  • 9780739114711

Table of contents

Part 1 Presidents of the Founding Chapter 2 Self-Government and the Founding Era: Prospects and Contingencies Chapter 3 Self-Government and the American Father: George Washington Chapter 4 Self-Government and the Fiery Spirit: John Adams Chapter 5 Self-Government as Natural Right: Thomas Jefferson Part 6 Presidents of the Civil War Chapter 7 Self-Government and the Antebellum Era: Crisis of the Self Divided Chapter 8 Self-Government and Secession: Jefferson Davis Chapter 9 What Is "The New Birth of Freedom"? Abraham Lincoln Chapter 10 Conclusion: Davis and Lincoln Compared Chapter 11 Conclusion: Self-Government, The American Theme
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About Will Morrisey

Will Morrisey is assistant professor of history and political science at Hillsdale College.
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