The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828

The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828
Genre: 
Language: 
ISBN10: 
0807847860
ISBN13: 
9780807847862
Pages: 
327
Published: 
September 1st 1999 by University of North Carolina Press
Rating: 
3.63

Fear of centralized authority is deeply rooted in American history. The struggle over the U.S. Constitution in 1788 pitted the Federalists, supporters of a stronger central government, against the Anti-Federalists, the champions of a more localist vision of politics. But, argues Saul Cornell, while the Federalists may have won the battle over ratification, it is the ideas of the Anti-Federalists that continue to define the soul of American politics.

While no Anti-Federalist party emerged after ratification, Anti-Federalism continued to help define the limits of legitimate dissent within the American constitutional tradition for decades. Anti-Federalist ideas also exerted an important influence on Jeffersonianism and Jacksonianism. Exploring the full range of Anti-Federalist thought, Cornell illustrates its continuing relevance in the politics of the early Republic.

A new look at the Anti-Federalists is particularly timely given the recent revival of interest in this once neglected group, notes Cornell. Now widely reprinted, Anti-Federalist writings are increasingly quoted by legal scholars and cited in Supreme Court decisions--clear proof that their authors are now counted among the ranks of America's founders.

The Colonel Of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey And The Bridge On The River Kwai

The Colonel Of Tamarkan: Philip Toosey And The Bridge On The River Kwai

Alec Guinness won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of the dogmatic, but brittle commanding officer in David Lean's film "The Bridge on the River Kwai"....
The Washing Away of Wrongs: Forensic Medicine in Thirteenth-Century China

The Washing Away of Wrongs: Forensic Medicine in Thirteenth-Century China

Book annotation not available for this title.
What Is History?

What Is History?

Based on The George Macaulay Trevelyan Lectures delivered at University of Cambridge, January-March 1961.

This edition includes new material which presents the major conclusions of Professor Carr's notes for the second edition and a new preface by the...
Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy

Imperial Brain Trust: The Council on Foreign Relations and United States Foreign Policy

News stories and academic studies often focus on the options chosen by a president and his officials during a crisis. Central...
Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times

Portraits: 9/11/01: The Collected "Portraits of Grief" from The New York Times

A new edition that now includes the complete New York Times profiles of those who died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001...
A Social History Of English Cricket

A Social History Of English Cricket

A Social History of English Cricket is an encyclopaedic survey of the game, from its humble origins all the way to modern floodlit finishes.
The Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union

The Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union

Stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch, Patrick Dillon’s accessible narrative brings the dramatic history of a nation to life.

The history of Britain is a thrilling story...