Devising Liberty: Preserving and Creating Freedom in the New American Republic


The nine chapters in this book focus on the various constitutional problems surrounding the need to provide simultaneously a sufficient degree of union and public authority to guarantee defense and order, and a sufficient degree of individual liberty to satisfy the demands and expectations of private citizens who were wary of the arbitrary powers of government.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lance Banning
  • Peter S. Onuf
  • Alan Taylor
  • Paul A. Gilje
  • Richard D. Brown
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Stanford, CA
Publication year:
  • 1995


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