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The Resource Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war, Anthony A. Peacock

Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war, Anthony A. Peacock

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Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war
Title
Vindicating the commercial republic
Title remainder
The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war
Statement of responsibility
Anthony A. Peacock
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Contrary to most academic commentary on The Federalist, this book contends that the most significant teachings of the work did not have to do with the institutions of government so much as with the non-institutional features of American constitutionalism, specifically its advocacy for greater union, the development of an unparalleled culture of enterprise, and provision for war. Key to understanding why these features were so critical to The Federalist is the work's rejection of classical liberalism's orthodoxy that commercial republics were moderate or pacific in nature rather than spirited, enterprising, and warlike. Using the ancient historian Thucydides account of the daring, innovation, and restlessness of ancient commercial Athens as an interpretive guide for the commercial republican theory that The Federalist embraces, this book provides a sweeping reinterpretation of American constitutionalism. At the heart of The Federalist's teaching, Peacock contends, is the intention to create an innovative and spirited culture of enterprise that will not only inform America's civil character post-1787 but its military character as well. No scholarship has considered the significance of Thucydides to the The Federalist. This book does in a comprehensive reconstruction of the work that concludes that The Federalist anticipates as well as any text on American constitutionalism what many consider to be the most definitive features of American character today: its spirit of enterprise and its qualified willingness to engage in war for both reasons of national interest and republican principle" --
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Provided by publisher
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YDX
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1959-
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Peacock, Anthony A.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4515
LC item number
.P39 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Thucydides
  • Hamilton, Alexander
  • Thucydides
  • Constitutions
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutions
  • United States
  • United States
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Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war, Anthony A. Peacock
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-401) 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
  • Virtue of enterprise
  • Federalist 11-14 and the spirit of enterprise
  • Enterprise and the high politics of American constitutionalism
  • War and the impossibility of an insularity doctrine
  • Constitional powers and The Federalist's high-toned politics
  • The
  • Foundations in principle of The Federalist's constitutionalism
  • Natural rights and a new commercial republican theory
  • The
  • Spirited nature of commercial republics
  • Taming the commercial republic
  • Thucydides and the Federalist
  • The
Control code
1023597641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 419 pages
Isbn
9781498553476
Lccn
2018298404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023597641
Label
Vindicating the commercial republic : The Federalist on union, enterprise, and war, Anthony A. Peacock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-401) 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
  • Virtue of enterprise
  • Federalist 11-14 and the spirit of enterprise
  • Enterprise and the high politics of American constitutionalism
  • War and the impossibility of an insularity doctrine
  • Constitional powers and The Federalist's high-toned politics
  • The
  • Foundations in principle of The Federalist's constitutionalism
  • Natural rights and a new commercial republican theory
  • The
  • Spirited nature of commercial republics
  • Taming the commercial republic
  • Thucydides and the Federalist
  • The
Control code
1023597641
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 419 pages
Isbn
9781498553476
Lccn
2018298404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023597641

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