America Political Writings During the Founding Era 1760-1805

America Political Writings During the Founding Era 1760-1805

by Hyneman, Donald S. Lutz

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ISBN-13: 9780865970427
Publisher: Liberty Fund, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/31/1983
Pages: 722
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.66(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface, xi Acknowledgments, xvii VOLUME I { 1 } ABRAHAM WILLIAMS, An Election Sermon, BOSTON, 1762 3
General principles of government
{ 2 } T.Q., AND J., [Untitled], BOSTON, 1763 19
Separation of Powers
{ 3 } U., [Untitled], BOSTON, 1763 33
State of nature, and violence in civil society
{ 4 } [ANONYMOUS], [Untitled], BOSTON, 1764 38
Public virtue and self–government
{ 5 } PHILO PUBLICUS, [Untitled], BOSTON, 1764 42
Frugality
{ 6 } STEPHEN HOPKINS, The Rights of Colonies Examined, PROVIDENCE, 1764 45
Relationship of American colonies to Britain
{ 7 } AEQUUS, From the Craftsman, BOSTON, 1766 62
Relationship of colonies to Britain
{ 8 } RICHARD BLAND, An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies, WILLIAMSBURG, 1766 67
Legal relationship of colonies to Britain
{ 9 } BRITANNUS AMERICANUS, [Untitled] , BOSTON, 1766 88
Relationship of colonies to Britain
{ 10 } THE TRIBUNE, No. xvii, CHARLESTON, 1766 92
Public virtue and freedom
{ 11 } [SILAS DOWNER] A SON OF LIBERTY, A Discourse at the Dedication of the Tree of Liberty, PROVIDENCE, 1768 97
Popular consent and the relationship of the colonies to Britain
{ 12 } DANIEL SHUTE, An Election Sermon, BOSTON, 1768 109
Why government needs a constitution and what should be in it
{ 13 } [JOHN PERKINS] A WELL–WISHER TO MANKIND, Theory of Agency: Or, An Essay on the Nature. Source and Extent of Moral Freedom, BOSTON, 1771 137
The foundations of liberty in moral philosophy
{ 14 } JOHN TUCKER, An Election Sermon, BOSTON, 1771 158
The origin, nature, and end of civil government
{ 15 } THE PRECEPTOR, Vol. II. Social Duties of the Political Kind,BOSTON, 1772 172
The benefits of civil society
{ 16 } A CONSTANT CUSTOMER, Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman in the Country to His Friend, BOSTON, 1773 181 Slavery
{ 17 } SIMEON HOWARD, A Sermon Preached to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Boston, BOSTON, 1773 195 Justifies breaking with Britain
{ 18 } [DANIEL LEONARD] MASSACHUSETTENSIS, To All Nations of Men, BOSTON, 1773 209
Uses state of nature argument to justify break with Britain
{ 19 } [BENJAMIN RUSH] A PENSYLVANIAN, An Address to the Inhabitants of the British Settlements in America Upon Slave–Keeping, PHILADELPHIA, 1773 217
Opposition to it based on religion and practicality
{ 20 } CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, Appeal to the Inhabitants of Quebec, PHILADELPHIA, 1774 231
The foundations of a free people
{ 21 } THOMAS BRADBURY, The Ass: or, the Serpent, A Comparison Between the Tribes of Issachar and Dan, in Their Regard for Civil Liberty, NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS, 1774 240
Contrasts the slavish spirit with the freedom–loving spirit
{ 22 } NATHANIEL NILES, Two Discourses on Liberty, NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS, 1774 257
The origin, nature, and consequences of liberty
{ 23 } MONITOR, To the New Appointed Councellors, of the Province of Massachusetts– Bay BOSTON, 1774
277 Representation and the basis for forming a legislature
{ 24 } GAD HITCHCOCK, An Election Sermon, BOSTON, 1774 281
On liberty—natural, civil, and religious
{ 25 } LEVI HART, Liberty Described and Recommended: in a Sermon Preached to the Corporation of Freemen in Farmington, HARTFORD, 1775 305
Freedom from sin, from the British, and for the slaves
{ 26 } [ANONYMOUS], An Énglish Patriot’s Creed, Anno Domini, 1775, BOSTON, 1776 318
The true English patriot loves liberty
{ 27 } [ANONYMOUS], The Alarm: or, an Address to the People of Pennsylvania on the Late Resolve of Congress, PHILADELPHIA, 1776 321
Constitutions should be written by special conventions
{ 28 } [CARTER BRAXTON], A NATIVE OF THIS COLONY, An Address to the Convention of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia on the Subject of Government in General, and Recommending a Particular Form to Their Attention Pennsylvania on the Late Resolve of Congress,VIRGINIA, 1776 328
Summary of political principles
{ 29 }DEMOPHILUS [GEORGE BRYAN-], The Genuine Principles of the Ancient Saxon, or English[,] Constitution, PHILADELPHIA, 1776 340
The excellence of direct democracy
{ 30 } [ANONYMOUS], Four Letters on Interesting Subjects, PHILADELPHIA, 1776 368
The fundamental character of constitutions
{ 31 } [ANONYMOUS], The People the Best Governors: Or a Plan of Government Founded on the Just Principles of Natural Freedom, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1776 390
Representation
{ 32 }JOHN ADAMS, Thoughts on Government, BOSTON, 1776 401
Succinct statement of republican principles
{ 33 }SAMUEL WEST, On the Right to Rebel Against Governors, BOSTON, 1776 410
The religious basis for resisting tyranny
{ 34 }WORCESTRIENSIS, Number IV, BOSTON, 1776 449
Separation of church and state, and religious freedom
{ 35 } [ANONYMOUS] and WILLIAM WHITING, Berkshire’s Grievances (Statement of Berkshire County Representatives, and Address to the Inhabitants of Berkshire), PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, 1778 445
How is it possible to have a government without a constitution-
{ 36 } [THEOPHILUS PARSONS], The Essex Resultt, NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSSETS, 1778 480
Comprehensive statement of American political principles
{ 37 }PHILLIPS PAYSON, A Sermon, BOSTON, 1778 523
On the virtues essential for popular self–government
{ 38 }ZABDIEL ADAMS, An Election Sermon, BOSTON, 1782 539
Comprehensive view of relationship between citizens and governors { 39 } [ANONYMOUS], Rudiments of Law and Government Deduced from the Law of Nature, CHARLESTON, 1783 565
{ 40 } [THOMAS TUDOR TUCKER] PHILODEMUS, Conciliatory Hints, Attempting, by a Fair State of Matters, to Remove Party Prejudice, CHARLESTON, 1784 606
Coherent statement of strongly democratic principles
{ 41 } [JAMES MADISON ET AL.], Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, VIRGINIA, 1785 631
Freedom of religion
{ 42 } AMICUS REPUBLICAE, Address to the Public, Containing Some Remarks on the Present Political State of the American Republicks, etc., EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1786 638
Strong defense of state constitutions and Whig principles
{ 43 } DEAN SWIFT, Causes of a Country’s Growing Rich and Flourishing, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 1786 656
{ 44 } JOSEPH LATHROP, A Miscellaneous Collection of Original Pieces (Selections), SPRINGFIELD, 1786 658 Origin of government, virtue, frugality, industry, etc.
{ 45 } BENJAMIN RUSH, A Plan for the Establishment of Public Schools and the Diffusion of Knowledge in Pennsylvania; to Which Are Added, Thoughts upon the Mode of Education, Proper in a Republic, PHILADELPHIA, 1786 675
{ 46 } THEOPHRASTUS, A Short History of the Trial by Jury, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 1787 693
Opposed to removing names of Tories from jury lists
{ 47 } THE WORCESTER SPECULATOR, No. VI, WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, 1787 699
Public virtue, education, and republican government
{ 48 } BOSTONIANS, Serious Questions Proposed to All Friends to The Rights of Mankind, With Suitable Answers, BOSTON, 1787 702
How a constitution should be framed and adopted

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