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dc.contributor.authorFritz, Christian G.
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-11T19:06:14Z
dc.date.available2008-03-11T19:06:14Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Sovereigns: The People and America’s Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2008).en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780521881883
dc.identifier.issn0521881889
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/3666
dc.description427 p. Previously published by Cambridge University Press.en
dc.description.abstractAmerican Sovereigns: The People and America’s Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil War challenges traditional American constitutional history, theory, and jurisprudence that sees today’s constitutionalism as linked by an unbroken chain to the 1787 federal constitutional convention. American Sovereigns examines the idea that after the American Revolution, a collectivity – the people – would rule as the sovereign. Heated political controversies within the states and at the national level over what it meant that the people were the sovereign and how that collective sovereign could express its will were not resolved in 1776, in 1787, or prior to the Civil War. The idea of the people as the sovereign both unified and divided Americans in thinking about government and the basis of the Union. Today’s constitutionalism is not a natural inheritance, but the product of choices Americans made between shifting understandings about themselves as a collective sovereign.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Constitutionalismen_US
dc.subjectConstituent Poweren_US
dc.subjectPopular Sovereigntyen_US
dc.subjectSovereignty of the Peopleen_US
dc.subjectConstitution-Makingen_US
dc.subjectConsent of the Governeden_US
dc.subjectConstitutional Traditionen_US
dc.subjectConstitutional Revisionen_US
dc.subjectPeople’s Sovereigntyen_US
dc.subjectWill of the Peopleen_US
dc.subjectRight of Revolutionen_US
dc.subjectRule of Lawen_US
dc.titleAmerican Sovereigns: The People and America’s Constitutional Tradition Before the Civil Waren_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US


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