The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification, Nullification, and Slavery

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In "The Liberal Tradition in America" (1955), Louis Hartz first put forth his thesis that the American political tradition derives essentially from consensual liberal principles. The many detractors to this theory include Bernard Bailyn, who argued that preliberal, republican values initially held sway in eighteenth-century American politics. In "The Shaping of American Liberalism," David Ericson offers an innovative reinterpretation of both positions by redefining the "terms" of the argument. Focusing on three critical ...

The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification, Nullification, and Slavery 1993, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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The Shaping of American Liberalism: The Debates Over Ratification, Nullification, and Slavery 1993, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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