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Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinson

Jane E. Calvert
Format
Book
Published
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Language
English
ISBN
0521884365 (hbk.)
Contents
  • Quaker constitutionalism in theory and practice, c.1652-1763
  • Bureaucratic libertines : the origins of Quaker constitutionalism and civil dissent
  • A sacred institution : the Quaker theory of a civil constitution
  • "Dissenters in our own country" : constituting a Quaker government in Pennsylvania
  • Civil unity and the "seeds of dissention" in the golden age of Quaker theocracy
  • The fruits of Quaker dissent : political schism and the rise of John Dickinson
  • The political Quakerism of John Dickinson, 1763-1789
  • Turbulent but pacific : "Dickinsonian politics" in the American Revolution
  • "The worthy against the licentious" : the critical period in Pennsylvania
  • "The political rock of our salvation" : the U.S. Constitution according to John Dickinson
  • Epilogue: The persistence of Quaker constitutionalism, 1789-1963.
Description
xiv, 382 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-363) and index.
Technical Details
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