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American Republicanism

Roman Ideology in the United States Constitution

  • M. N. S. Sellers

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Republican Images

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  3. The Roman Example

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  4. Republican Narratives

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  5. English Commonwealths

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  6. American Republicans

    1. Front Matter
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  7. Res Publica Restituta

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 247-349

About this book

Introduction

This book examines what 'republicanism' meant to the Americans who drafted and ratified the United States Constitution, guaranteeing a 'republican form of government' to every state in the Union. M.N.S.Sellers compares the writings and speeches of the founders with the authors they read and imitated to identify the central tenets of American republicanism, and to demonstrate that American republican though directly reflected classical models, rather than a mediating tradition of English or continental political theory.

Keywords

american revolution constitution corruption Empire government John Adams John Locke liberty political theory revolution USA

Authors and affiliations

  • M. N. S. Sellers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Baltimore School of LawUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13347-5
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-13349-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13347-5
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