A Source Book of American Political Theory

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ments which have brought them to all this, are either a perfect Democracy, or very much mixed and blendished with it.Then why should we in New-England be any more ashamed, or less careful of our Church-Government, which keeps us from Tyranny and Slavery in the concerns of our Consciences, then those Nations are of their Civil Government, where by they are preserved from the like damnable Circumstances in the Concerns of their outward Life, and Natural Rights and Fortunes? . . .
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J. T. ADAMS, The Founding of New England ( 1921).
C. M. ANDREWS, Colonial Background of the American Revolution ( 1924).
C. BORGEAUD, The Rise of Modern Democracy in Old and New England ( 1894).
A. BROWN, The Genesis of the United States ( 2 vols., 1891).
H. M. DEXTER, Congregationalism as Seen in its Literature ( 1880).
O. M. DICKENSON, American Colonial Government, 1696- 1765 ( 1912).
E. DOWDEN, Puritan and Anglican ( 1900).
G. E. ELLIS, The Puritan Age in Massachusetts ( 1888).
H. J. FORD, Rise and Growth of American Politics ( 1898).
R. G. GETTELL, History of American Political Thought ( 1928).
E. B. GREENE, The Provincial Governor ( 1898).
W. MACDONALD (ed.), Select Charters, 1606- 1775 ( 1899).
A. E. MCKINLEY, The Suffrage Franchise in the Thirteen English Colonies ( 1905).
C. E. MERRIAM, American Political Theories ( 1903).
H. L. OSGOOD, The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century ( 3 vols., 1904- 1907).
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-----, "The Political Ideas of the Puritans", in Political Science Quarterly, VI, 1-28, 201-231 ( 1891).
V. L. PARRINGTON, The Colonial Mind ( 1927).
B. P. POORE (ed.), The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charter and other Organic Laws ( 2 vols., 1877).
P. S. REINSCH, "The English Common Law in the Early American Colonies", Bulletin, University of Wisconsin Historical Series ( 1899); reprinted in Essays in Anqlo-American Legal History, I.
O. S. STRAUS, Roger Williams, the Pioneer of Religious Liberty ( 1894).
F. N. THORPE (ed.), The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and other organic Laws ( 7 vols., 1909).
M. C. TYLER, History of American Literature during the Colonial Period ( 2 vols., 1878).
C. WARREN, History of the American Bar ( 1911).

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  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Chapter I the Theocratic Ideal in Early New England 1
  • References 40
  • Chapter II Constitutional Protest and Revolution 41
  • References 114
  • Chapter III State Constitution Making During the Revolution 116
  • References 173
  • Chapter IV the Framing and Ratification of the Federal Constitution 174
  • References 276
  • Chapter V Under the New Constitution 277
  • References 366
  • Chapter VI the Growth of Constitutional Democracy 367
  • References 431
  • Chapter VII the Slavery Controversy 432
  • References 477
  • Chapter VIII the Struggle for State Sovereignty 478
  • References 544
  • Chapter IX Some Recent Tendencies 545
  • References 642
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