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Miller traces the rise of democracy in America beginning with the Puritans of New England; the radicalization during the 18th century of Puritan notions of community, autonomy, and participation; and the Antifederalist attempt to preserve a democratic political culture in the face of Federalist.

Miller traces the rise of democracy in America beginning with the Puritans of New England; the radicalization during the 18th century of Puritan notions of community, autonomy, and participation; and the Antifederalist attempt to preserve a democratic political culture in the face of Federalist efforts to centralize power and distance it from the people by the passage of the 1787 Constitution. Despite its historical concerns, this book is not a history of institutions or a history of ideas

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America,. The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America, 1630-1789: The Legacy for Contemporary Politics. Whereas many treatments of early American political thought make the debate over the ratification of the Constitution appear dry and abstract, this book shows the clash of political values and ideals that were at the heart of the struggle. Democracy is sometimes taken to be America's highest value, even its essence; but at other times, democracy is seen as America's nightmare.

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The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America traces the rise of democracy in America beginning with the Puritans of New England; the radicalization during the eighteenth century of Puritan notions of community, autonomy, and participation; and the Antifederalist attempt to preserve a democratic political culture in the face of Federalist efforts to centralize power and distance it from the people by. the passage of the 1787 Constitution. Despite its historical concerns, this book is not a history of institutions or a history of ideas.

The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America describes and explores the emergence of a directly democratic political. Among the many insights into our democratic heritage that Joshua Miller affords us in his discussion of the Puritan theory of membership and the Antifederalist theory of autonomous communities is the hitherto obscured affinity between democracy and conservatism.

The Journal of Politics. Volume 54, Number 4 No. 1992. Garrett Ward Sheldon.

the legacy for contemporary politics. This is a work of political theory that treats the theme of direct democracy in America from the Puritans through the Federalists. It argues that the Puritans developed seeds for direct democracy in their conception of a Congregational church. Another chapter is about radical democratic action in eighteenth century America. The Antifederalists are portrayed as democrats because they embraced ordinary people in community.

book by Joshua I. Miller. against that culture, and the legacy of the struggle over democracy for politics today

book by Joshua I. The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America describes and explores the emergence of a directly democratic political culture in America, the Federalists' theoretical campaign against that culture, and the legacy of the struggle over democracy for politics today.

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The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America describes and explores the emergence of a directly democratic political culture in America, the Federalists' theoretical campaign against that culture, and the legacy of the struggle over democracy for politics today. The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America traces the rise of democracy in America beginning with the Puritans of New England; the radicalization during the eighteenth century of Puritan notions of community, autonomy, and participation; and the Antifederalist attempt to preserve a democratic political culture in the face of Federalist efforts to centralize power and distance it from the people by the passage of the 1787 Constitution.

Despite its historical concerns, this book is not a history of institutions or a history of ideas. It is a work of political theory that explores certain early American texts and debates, and discusses the theoretical questions raised by those texts and debates, emphasizing those issues most relevant to democratic thought in our own time. Among the many insights into our democratic heritage that Joshua Miller affords us in his discussion of the Puritan theory of membership and the Antifederalist theory of autonomous communities is the hitherto obscured affinity between democracy and conservatism.

Whereas many treatments of early American political thought make the debate over the ratification of the Constitution appear dry and abstract, this book shows the clash of political values and ideals that were at the heart of the struggle. It illustrates how the Federalists employed a democratic-sounding vocabulary to cloak their centralizing, elitist designs.

Miller introduces readers to a political theory of direct democracy that is presented as an alternative to Marxism, liberalism, and mainstream conservatism. This new democratic theory based on an early American political tradition should serve as a stimulus for rethinking the directions we are taking in politics today.

The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America, 1630–1789: The Legacy for Contemporary Politics epub download

ISBN13: 978-0271007441

ISBN: 0271007443

Author: Joshua Miller

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Penn State University Press; First Edition edition (April 8, 1991)

Pages: 168 pages

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