The Dorr War: Republicanism on Trial, 1831-1861

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Prologue
1. Louis Hartz, The Liberal Tradition in America ( New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1955), chap. 1.
2. Louis Hartz, "The Rise of the Democratic Idea," in Advance of Democracy, ed. J. R. Pole ( New York: Harper & Row, 1967), p. 24.
3. Richard Hofstadter, The Progressive Historians: Turner, Beard, Parrington ( New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969), p. 453.
4. See: George M. Dennison, The Dorr War and the Triumph of Institutionalism (Paper delivered at the Organization of American Historians' Convention, Chicago, April 1973); George M. Dennison, American Constitutionalism and the Idea of Revolution (Paper delivered at the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Society for Legal History Convention, Los Angeles, November 1974); Gordon Wood, The Creation of the American Republic: 1776-1797 ( Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1969); and Paul K. Conkin, Self-Evident Truths: Being a Discourse on the Origins and Development of the First Principles of American Government -- Popular Sovereignty, Natural Rights, and Balance & Separation of Powers ( Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1974), for analyses oo Robert G. McCloskey , ed., The Works of James Wilson, 2 vols. ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press,) Belknap Press, 1969), 2:770-71, for a statement of the key idea.
5. See: Marvin E. Gettleman, Political Opposition and Radicalism in the Dorr Rebellion (Paper2delivered at the Organization of American Historians' Convention, Philadelphia, April 1969); and Jacques Ellul The Technological Societyc, John Wilkinson ( New York: Random House, 1964), chgp. 1, for similarities between the American and Roman views on this point.
6. Fred Somkin, Unquiet Eagle: Memory and Desire in the Idea ob American Freedom, 1815-1860 ( Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1967), p. 4.
7. George M. Dennison, "Martial Law: The Development of a Theory of Emergency Powers, 1776-1861," American Journal of Legal History 18, no.1 ( January 1974): 52-79.
8. For useful surveys, see: Arthur May Mowry, The Dorr War; or, The Constitutional Struggle in Rhode Island ( 1901; reprint ed., New York: Chelsea House, 1970); George M. Dennison, The Constitutional Issues of the Dorr War: A Study in the Evolution of American Constitutionalism, 1776-1849 ( Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 1967), chaps. 4-7; and William M. Wiecek , The Republican Guarantee Clause of the U.S. Constitution ( Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1972), chap. 3.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • Prologue - THE BARRICADES 1
  • Part I - THE TRIAL 9
  • 2 - REFORM 32
  • 3 - PEACEABLE REVOLUTION 60
  • 4 - SUPPRESSION 84
  • Part II- THE TESTING 112
  • 6 - THE CONGRESS 126
  • 7 - THE JUDICIARY 141
  • 8 - THE SUPREME COURT 169
  • Epilogue - THE "PRECEDENT OF 1842" 193
  • Notes 207
  • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY 235
  • Index 245
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