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The sacred fire of liberty : James Madison and the founding of the federal republic, Lance Banning

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The sacred fire of liberty : James Madison and the founding of the federal republic
Title
The sacred fire of liberty
Title remainder
James Madison and the founding of the federal republic
Statement of responsibility
Lance Banning
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Language
eng
Summary
James Madison was the finest democratic theorist that the United States has ever produced. His was the pivotal philosophical role in framing the Constitution and establishing the principles on which a wholly new form of government was to be based. Yet this widely informed and profoundly original thinker has been considered by most scholars to be an intellectual pragmatist who reacted variably and inconsistently to the changing circumstances of the Revolution and the Confederation. Lance Banning's powerful and persuasive reexamination of Madison's thought at the critical early and central stages of his career now changes that presumption, and provides a new base from which thinking about Madison and the Founding must start. The Sacred Fire of Liberty follows Madison from his appearance on the national stage (in Congress in 1780) through the end of 1792. By the end of this period, he had achieved his mature understanding of the Constitution, and his collision with many of the other Federalists of 1788 had made him a leader of the opposition to the administration of George Washington. Banning convinces the reader, through his meticulous research and deeply contextualized presentation of the shifting issues of the period, that Madison indeed held to consistent principles: he was at once a more committed democrat and a less eager nationalist than usually has been thought. The thinking that had underpinned his actions at the great convention, his numbers of The Federalist, and the supposed reversal of positions represented by his joining with Thomas Jefferson to form the first Republican party had firmed by 1792 into the understandings that would guide the rest of his career
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-2006
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Banning, Lance
Dewey number
973.5/1/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E342
LC item number
.B245 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
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  • Madison, James
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Constitutional history
Label
The sacred fire of liberty : James Madison and the founding of the federal republic, Lance Banning
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-536) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Madisonian Madison: An Introduction -- Ch. 1. James Madison and the Nationalists, 1780-1783 -- Ch. 2. The Crisis of Confederation Government, 1783-1787 -- Ch. 3. The Crisis of Republican Convictions -- Ch. 4. The Virginia Plan -- Ch. 5. To Perpetuate the Union -- Ch. 6. To Redeem the Republican Name -- Ch. 7. "The Practicable Sphere of a Republic": Madison, The Federalist, and the Republican Interpretation of the Constitution -- Ch. 8. The Virginia Ratifying Convention -- Ch. 9. Spanning the Abyss: Madison, the Bill of Rights, and the Inauguration of the Federal Republic -- Ch. 10. The Great Divergence -- Ch. 11. Opposition Leader -- Ch. 12. Retrospect and Prospect -- Appendix: The Personalities of "Publius."
Control code
ocm32274139
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
x, 543 pages
Isbn
9780801431524
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95014369
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)32274139
Label
The sacred fire of liberty : James Madison and the founding of the federal republic, Lance Banning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-536) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Madisonian Madison: An Introduction -- Ch. 1. James Madison and the Nationalists, 1780-1783 -- Ch. 2. The Crisis of Confederation Government, 1783-1787 -- Ch. 3. The Crisis of Republican Convictions -- Ch. 4. The Virginia Plan -- Ch. 5. To Perpetuate the Union -- Ch. 6. To Redeem the Republican Name -- Ch. 7. "The Practicable Sphere of a Republic": Madison, The Federalist, and the Republican Interpretation of the Constitution -- Ch. 8. The Virginia Ratifying Convention -- Ch. 9. Spanning the Abyss: Madison, the Bill of Rights, and the Inauguration of the Federal Republic -- Ch. 10. The Great Divergence -- Ch. 11. Opposition Leader -- Ch. 12. Retrospect and Prospect -- Appendix: The Personalities of "Publius."
Control code
ocm32274139
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 543 pages
Isbn
9780801431524
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
95014369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)32274139

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