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Author Wills, Garry, 1934-
Title A necessary evil : a history of American distrust of government / Garry Wills.
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c1999.

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E183 .W57 1999    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  E183 .W57 1999    AVAILABLE  
Author Wills, Garry, 1934-
Subject Dissenters -- United States -- History.
Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Description 365 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-346) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Revolutionary myths -- ch. 1. Minutemen -- ch. 2. Term limits -- pt. 2. Constitutional myths -- ch. 3. Sovereign states -- ch. 4. Checking efficiency -- ch. 5. Co-equal branches -- ch. 6. Uses of faction -- ch. 7. Bill of rights -- ch. 8 . No standing army -- pt. 3. Nullifiers -- ch. 9. John Taylor of Caroline: father of nullification -- ch. 10. Jefferson: prophet of nullification -- ch. 11. Madison: abettor of nullification -- ch. 12. Nullification North: Hartford Convention -- ch. 13. Nullification South: John C. Calhoun -- ch. 14. Academic nullifiers -- pt. 4. Seceders -- ch. 15. Civil War -- pt. 5. Insurrectionists -- ch. 16. From Daniel Shays to Timothy McVeigh -- ch. 17. Academic insurrectionists -- pt. 6. Vigilantes -- ch. 18. Groups: from regulators to clinic bombings -- ch. 19. Individuals: frontier -- ch. 20. Individuals: NRA -- pt. 7. Withdrawers -- ch. 21. Individuals: from Thoreau to Mencken -- ch. 22. Groups: from Brook Farm to hippie communes -- pt. 8. Disobeyers -- ch. 23. From Dr. King to SDS -- pt. 9. Necessary good -- ch. 24. Uses of government -- ch. 25. Uses of fear.
ISBN 0684844893
OCLC # 41606289
Table of Contents
 Key to Brief Citations13
 Introduction15
IRevolutionary Myths23
 1Minutemen25
 2Term Limits42
IIConstitutional Myths57
 3Sovereign States59
 4Checking Efficiency71
 5Co-equal Branches83
 6The Use of Faction91
 7Bill of Rights104
 8No Standing Army112
IIINullifiers123
 9John Taylor of Caroline: Father of Nullification127
 10Jefferson: Prophet of Nullification134
 11Madison: Abettor of Nullification145
 12Nullification North: Hartford Convention153
 13Nullification South: John C. Calhoun163
 14Academic Nullifiers171
IVSeceders179
 15Civil War181
VInsurrectionists189
 16From Daniel Shays to Timothy McVeigh191
 17Academic Insurrectionists207
VIVigilantes223
 18Groups: From Regulators to Clinic Bombings225
 19Individuals: Frontier242
 20Individuals: NRA252
VIIWithdrawers261
 21Individuals: From Thoreau to Mencken263
 22Groups: From Brook Farm to Hippie Communes278
VIIIDisobeyers287
 23From Dr. King to SDS289
IXA Necessary Good297
 24The Uses of Government299
 25The Uses of Fear309
 Conclusion318
 Notes321
 Index347