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The beginnings of national politics : an interpretive history of the Continental Congress, Jack N. Rakove

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The beginnings of national politics : an interpretive history of the Continental Congress
Title
The beginnings of national politics
Title remainder
an interpretive history of the Continental Congress
Statement of responsibility
Jack N. Rakove
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Two momentous meetings at Philadelphia frame the subject of this book. The First Continental Congress of 1774 and the Constitutional convention of 1787. The creation of an effective national government was one of the most difficult and persistent tasks that the Revolutionaries confronted, and it was a problem whose dimensions seemed to change with the course of events. In the early years of the Revolution, union depended largely on the delegates' ability to frame a broadly acceptable strategy of resistance. By the late 1770's and early 1780's it meant devising expedients to sustain a tottering war effort and the morale of a tired populace. After independence was secured, the continued existence of a federal union came to require a thorough and incisive reexamination of major principles of American republicanism
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DLC
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1947-
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Rakove, Jack N.
Dewey number
973.3/12
Index
index present
LC call number
E210
LC item number
.R34 1979
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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The beginnings of national politics : an interpretive history of the Continental Congress, Jack N. Rakove
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Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Borzoi book."-- Colophon
  • Author is an alumnus of Evanston Township High School, class of 1964
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-469) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Part One, Resistance And Revolution. I. Resistance Without Union, 1770-1774. The Fallow Years ; The Idea of a Congress ; The Structure of Politics -- II. The Creation of a Mandate. The Calling of a Congress ; Mobilizing Popular Opinion ; Expectations -- III. The First Continental Congress. The Problem of Massachusetts ; The Association ; Rights and Grievances -- IV. War and Politics, 1775-1776. A Mandate Renewed ; Policies Reconsidered ; The Prospect of Independence -- V. Independence. The Decision for Independence. Lessons -- VI. A Lengthening War. Diplomacy on Two Fronts ; Changing Concerns
  • Part Two, Confederation. VII. Confederation Considered. ; Confederation: An Early Chronology ; Initial Conceptions ; The Dickinson Plan ; Congress Debates -- VIII. Confederation Drafted. Thomas Burke and the Problem of Sovereignty ; Confederation Completed ; The Limits of Constitutional Thought -- IX. The Beginnings of National Government. Precedents ; Problems ; Representation Without Taxation -- X. Ambition and Responsibility: An Essay on Revolutionary Politics
  • Part Three Crises. Xl. Factional Conflict and Foreign Policy. Sources of Partisanship ; The Affairs of Silas Deane ; The Year of Division, 1779 -- XII. A Government Without Money. The Problem of Supplies ; Confederation Reconsidered -- XIII. The Administration of Robert Morris. The Morris Program ; Morris and Congress: A Reassessment ; Omens
  • Part Four Reform. XIV. Union Without Power: The Confederation in Peacetime. Capital ; Revenue ; Dilemmas of Foreign Policy ; Land ; Reputation -- XV. Toward the Philadelphia Convention. Full Circle: The Tactics of Reform ; The Emergence of Madison ; The Deadlock of Thought ; The Idea of a National Government ; The Virtue of Isolation -- Notes -- A Note on Primary Sources -- Index
Control code
ocm04775394
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780394423708
Lccn
79010227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)04775394
Label
The beginnings of national politics : an interpretive history of the Continental Congress, Jack N. Rakove
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Borzoi book."-- Colophon
  • Author is an alumnus of Evanston Township High School, class of 1964
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-469) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Part One, Resistance And Revolution. I. Resistance Without Union, 1770-1774. The Fallow Years ; The Idea of a Congress ; The Structure of Politics -- II. The Creation of a Mandate. The Calling of a Congress ; Mobilizing Popular Opinion ; Expectations -- III. The First Continental Congress. The Problem of Massachusetts ; The Association ; Rights and Grievances -- IV. War and Politics, 1775-1776. A Mandate Renewed ; Policies Reconsidered ; The Prospect of Independence -- V. Independence. The Decision for Independence. Lessons -- VI. A Lengthening War. Diplomacy on Two Fronts ; Changing Concerns
  • Part Two, Confederation. VII. Confederation Considered. ; Confederation: An Early Chronology ; Initial Conceptions ; The Dickinson Plan ; Congress Debates -- VIII. Confederation Drafted. Thomas Burke and the Problem of Sovereignty ; Confederation Completed ; The Limits of Constitutional Thought -- IX. The Beginnings of National Government. Precedents ; Problems ; Representation Without Taxation -- X. Ambition and Responsibility: An Essay on Revolutionary Politics
  • Part Three Crises. Xl. Factional Conflict and Foreign Policy. Sources of Partisanship ; The Affairs of Silas Deane ; The Year of Division, 1779 -- XII. A Government Without Money. The Problem of Supplies ; Confederation Reconsidered -- XIII. The Administration of Robert Morris. The Morris Program ; Morris and Congress: A Reassessment ; Omens
  • Part Four Reform. XIV. Union Without Power: The Confederation in Peacetime. Capital ; Revenue ; Dilemmas of Foreign Policy ; Land ; Reputation -- XV. Toward the Philadelphia Convention. Full Circle: The Tactics of Reform ; The Emergence of Madison ; The Deadlock of Thought ; The Idea of a National Government ; The Virtue of Isolation -- Notes -- A Note on Primary Sources -- Index
Control code
ocm04775394
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 484 pages
Isbn
9780394423708
Lccn
79010227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)04775394

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