The Concept Of Representation In The Age Of The American Revolution

Author: John Phillip Reid
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226708985
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"Americans did not rebel from Great Britain because they wanted a different government. They rebelled because they believed that Parliament was violating constitutional precepts. Colonial Whigs did not fight for American rights. They fought for English rights."—from the Preface

John Phillip Reid goes on to argue that it was generally the application, not the definition, of these rights that was disputed. The sole—and critical—exception concerned the right of representation. American perceptions of the responsibility of representatives to their constituents, the necessity of equal representation, and the constitutional function of consent had diverged gradually, but significantly, from British tradition. Drawing on his mastery of eighteenth-century legal thought, Reid explores the origins and shifting meanings of representation, consent, arbitrary rule, and constitution. He demonstrates that the controversy which led to the American Revolution had more to do with jurisprudential and constitutional principles than with democracy and equality. This book will interest legal historians, Constitutional scholars, and political theorists.

Constitutional History Of The American Revolution

Author: John Phillip Reid
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299146641
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Designed for use in courses, this abridged edition of the four-volume Constitutional History of the American Revolution demonstrates how significant constitutional disputes were in instigating the American Revolution.

Culture And Liberty In The Age Of The American Revolution

Author: Michal Jan Rozbicki
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813931541
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fact that prominent political texts ofthe era contained copious references to
genuine, as opposed to virtual, representation ofthe American colonists (not to be
confused with the term ''representation'' used elsewhere in this book to denote a ...

Attention Deficit Democracy

Author: James Bovard
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466892757
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Quoted in John Phillip Reid, The Concept of Representation in the Age of the
American Revolution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989), p. 115. 2. Ilya
Somin, “When Ignorance Isn't Bliss: How Political Ignorance Threatens
Democracy ...

Constitutional Cultures

Author: Ulrike Bock
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845485
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On the Concept and Representation of Constitutions in the Atlantic World Ulrike
Bock, Katrin Dircksen, Silke Hensel. CONSTITUTIONAL CULTURES IN THE
ATLANTIC WORLD DURING THE “AGE OF REVOLUTIONS” SILKE HENSEL In
the last decades of ... on written constitutions.1 While the political changes were
considered revolutions, especially those in France and the United States of
America, ...

Re Imagining Democracy In The Age Of Revolutions

Author: Joanna Innes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199669155
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Charts the transformation in the way people thought about democracy in the North Atlantic region in the years between the American Revolution and the revolutions of 1848.

Die Erfindung Demokratischer Repr Sentation In Den Federalist Papers

Author: Beatrice Brunhöber
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161502750
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... die historische Abhandlung „The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-
1787" (1969) von Gordon S. Wood79 und die verfassungshistorische Analyse „
The Concept of Representation in the Age of the American Revolution" (1989)
von ...

The Revolutionary Constitution

Author: David J. Bodenhamer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991303X
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J. Morgan Kousser demonstrated the continuing efforts of African Americans to
protect their right to vote in The Shaping of Southern ... in Robert G. Dixon,
Democratic Representation: Reapportionment in Law and Politics (New York:
Oxford University Press, 1968). ... John Phillip Reid, The Concept of Liberty in the
Age of American Revolution (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988),
contains a ...