The New Nation: A History of the United States during the Confederation, 1781-1789

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Index
ALL PLACE AND PERSONAL NAMES
TO WHICH REFERENCE IS ONLY INCIDENTAL
ARE OMITTED FROM THIS INDEX
Adams, Henry, 174
Adams, John, 11, 12-3, 14, 15, 16, 18, 29, 30, 126, 130, 131, 145, 147-8, 161, 168, 174, 190, 206, 212, 247, 248, 262, 280, 282-3, 380, 384; diplomacy during Revolution, 7-8
Adams, John Quincy, 264
Adams, Samuel, 22, 29, 44, 53, 56, 120, 122, 262, 366-7
Agriculture, role in new nation, 177-8; during war, 179-80; post-war state of, 192; effect of state financial policy, 192-3, 240; effect of Revolution, 234-5; expansion in South, 235-8; expansion in North, 237; farmers' problems, 237-40; societies for improvement, 240-4; urban attitude toward, 244; arguments over government support of, 283-5
Alexandria, Va., 116; grain port, 237
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 145; and agricultural improvement, 241
American Philosophical Society, 144- 5; and agricultural improvement, 241
American Revolution, military, 3-4; foreign aid, 6-7; mediation offers, 7-8; social background, 19-23; contemporary histories, 93-9; Ramsay's analysis of, 109-10; and democracy, 125-8; and social progress, ch. vi passim
Annapolis Convention, 406, 419, 420-1
Armstrong, John, 357
Army, Continental, civilian attitude toward military, 29; control by ConArmy, Continental (continued)
gress, 29-30; conflicts in, 29, 30-1; officer discontent, 30-1; half-pay demands, 31-2; problems of common soldiers, 32-3; mutiny, 33; pay and supply problems, 33-5; pay problem at end of war, 35-6; and military dictatorship, 46-8; officer appeal to Congress 1782-3, 67, 69- 70; commutation of half-pay, 72, 73; problems of demobilization, 77-82; controversy over peace time establishment, 82; state opposition to commutation, 261. See Congress, Newburgh Affair
Arnold, Benedict, 235, 274
Arnold, Jonathan, 64, 76, 408
Articles of Confederation, 9, 245; social background, 18-23; nature of first draft, 23-5; federal character, 25-6; West and ratification, 25-6; proposed impost amendment of 1781, 58; nationalist attitude toward ratification, 58-9; attempt to strengthen by interpretation, 59; failure of Impost of 1781, 66-7; proposed finance amendment 1783, 74- 5, 414; and settlement of interstate disputes, 337; amendments proposed by Congress 1786, 418-20
Artisans, and incorporation of Boston, 121; organizations to protect manufactures, 225-7; support Constitution of 1787, 227; oppose British imports, 289, 290-1, 295; and protective tariff movement in states, 289-98

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