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Author Beaumont, Elizabeth,
Title The civic constitution : civic visions and struggles in the path toward constitutional democracy / Elizabeth Beaumont.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Author Beaumont, Elizabeth,
Subject Constitutional history -- United States.
Political participation -- United States.
Civil society -- United States.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 'The Civic Constitution' provides a compelling case for rethinking the US Constitution. By exploring pivotal struggles over governmental power, individual rights, and the boundaries of citizenship, this book challenges reigning approaches and reveals the profound importance of 'civic founders' who worked to reinvent the constitutional order.
Note Online resource; title from home page (viewed on February 28, 2014).
Contents The civic constitution : revisiting four eras of civic founding and refounding -- Making liberty popular : revolutionaries and "common sense" constitutionalism, declaring independence and forming new state republics -- "We, the quarreling people" and the unfinished constitution : contentions of antislavery activists, Shaysites, and antifederalists in the dynamics of constitutional creation -- Pursuing equality : abolitionists, antislavery constitutionalism, and pursuit of national reconstruction -- Claiming justice : suffragists, gender justice constitutionalism, and pursuit of national transformation -- The complexities of a civic founders' constitution.
ISBN 9780199369782 (ebook)
019936978X (ebook)
OCLC # 921056667
Additional Format Print version 9780199940066.

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