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Economic History and Government

by Douglass North on Jun 1, 1979

A review of Nobel laureate Douglass North’s 1978 paper “Structure and Performance: The Task of Economic History.”

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Republicanism: Virtue or Lockean Individualism?

by Dorothy Ross on Jun 1, 1979

“Viewing the intellectual history of the late nineteenth century as a revival of the republican tradition enriches our understanding of the age of reform.”

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Abraham Clark’s Radical Republicanism

by Ruth Bogin on Jun 1, 1979

“Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was probably one of the more radical republicans of the Revolutionary era.”

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Republican People’s Militias

by Lawrence Delbert Cress on Jun 1, 1979

“The establishment of various colonial militias late in 1774 is thus best understood in the light of a long republican Whig dedication to that idea.”

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Legal Philosophy and the Founding Fathers

by Alfonz Beitzinger on Jun 1, 1979

Jefferson saw the Constitution “as an instrument for promoting the pursuit of happiness,” arguing for each generation to restructure society as it chose.

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The Life and Times of Thomas Wilson Dorr

by Dan King in 1859

“His moral sensibilities led him into mistakes; he thought too well of the world, and his standard of ethics was fixed too high for practical purposes.”

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You Can’t Do That!: The 100% American Legion

by George Seldes in 1938

Seldes finds that the “program of 100 per cent Americanism is about 100 per cent false in the light of the views and actions of the rebel founders of our country.”

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You Can’t Do That!: Liberty or Law

by George Seldes in 1938

“The insidious forces which produce inequality and destroy liberty are the subject of a large part of this volume.”