Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity

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Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity

Beyond Confederation Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity Beyond Confederation scrutinizes the ideological background of the U S Constitution the rigors of its writing and ratification and the problems it both faced and provoked immediately after ratificat

  • Title: Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity
  • Author: Richard Beeman
  • ISBN: 9780807841723
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beyond Confederation scrutinizes the ideological background of the U.S Constitution, the rigors of its writing and ratification, and the problems it both faced and provoked immediately after ratification The essays in this collection question much of the heritage of eighteenth century constitutional thought and suggest that many of the commonly debated issues have led usBeyond Confederation scrutinizes the ideological background of the U.S Constitution, the rigors of its writing and ratification, and the problems it both faced and provoked immediately after ratification The essays in this collection question much of the heritage of eighteenth century constitutional thought and suggest that many of the commonly debated issues have led us away from the truly germane questions The authors challenge many of the traditional generalizations and the terms and scope of that debate as well.The contributors raise fresh questions about the Constitution as it enters its third century What happened in Philadelphia in 1787, and what happened in the state ratifying conventions Why did the states barely ratify the Constitution What were Americans of the 1789s attempting to achieve The exploratory conclusions point strongly to an alternative constitutional tradition, some of it unwritten, much of it rooted in state constitutional law a tradition that not only has redefined the nature and role of the Constitution but also has placed limitations on its efficacy throughout American history The authors are Lance Banning, Richard Beeman, Stephen Botein, Richard D Brown, Richard E Ellis, Paul Finkelman, Stanley N Katz, Ralph Lerner, Drew R McCoy, John M Murrin, Jack N Rakove, Janet A Riesman, and Gordon S Wood.

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    1. Alan Johnson on said:

      This is an interesting and thought-provoking collection of scholarly essays on the early United States, especially the formation of the Constitution and the early national period. The authors do not necessarily agree with each other, nor do I necessarily agree with everything in their essays. Their contributions nevertheless offer interpretations that challenge one's preconceptions and add to one's historical knowledge. Some of the essays in this 1987 volume later became chapters in the authors' [...]

    2. Michael on said:

      Stephen Botein, "Religious Dimensions of the Early American State," in Richard R. Beeman, et al Beyond Confederation (Chapel Hill, 1987), 315-330.Opens with the 1984 presidential election, in which church-state relations assumed center stage. Little had been written on this topic by historians in the previous decades. This represented a grand evasion of religion as an issue in American life and government. Admitting that the Constitution of 1787 was remarkably secular for the time, Botein notes [...]

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