Social Theories of Jacksonian Democracy: Representative Writings of the Period 1825-1850

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SOCIAL THEORIES OF JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY
Representative Writings of the Period 1825-1850

Edited, with an Introduction, by JOSEPH L. BLAU Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Religion Columbia University

The American Heritage Series published by THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY, INC. A SUBWAY OF HOWARD W. SAMB & CO., INC. Publishers • INDIANAPOLIS • NEW YORK

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Social Theories of Jacksonian Democracy: Representative Writings of the Period 1825-1850
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Bibliographical Note vi
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction Jacksonian Social Thought ix
  • Part One - The Ideal of Self-Government *
  • 1 - A Political Testiment 1
  • 2 - An Introductory Statement of the Democratic Principle 21
  • 3 - Popular Government 38
  • 4 - On Representation 54
  • 5 - Democratic Republicanism 61
  • 6 - Democratic Editorials 66
  • 7 89
  • 8 - The Sovereignty of the People 100
  • 9 - Reflections on Democracy 129
  • Part Two - Economic Themes *
  • 10 - Political Economy and the Workers 137
  • 11 - The Dartmouth College Case 163
  • 12 - Principles and Effects of the Banking System 183
  • 13 - Capital Against Labor 199
  • 14 - On Usury Laws 208
  • 15 - The Doctrine of Anti-Monopoly 211
  • 16 - What is a Monopoly? 220
  • 17 - Political Economy 237
  • Part Three - Social Criticism 261
  • 18 - The Office of the People in Art, Government and Religion 263
  • 19 - Sunday Observance and the Mail 274
  • 20 - On Existing Evils and Their Remedy 282
  • 21 - On Labor Unions 289
  • 22 - The Laboring Classes 301
  • 23 - A Program for Labor 320
  • 24 - Proposed Remedies for Unequal Wealth 343
  • 25 - A Plan for Equalizing Property 355
  • 26 - Hopes and Hints as to the Future 365
  • Biographical Notes 371
  • Index 377
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