Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson / Jane E. Calvert
- Calvert, Jane E., 1970-
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- 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.
- Dickinson, John, 1732-1808—Political and social views
- Quakers—United States—Political activity—History—18th century
- Constitutional history—United States
- Political science—United States—History—18th century
- Legislators—United States—Biography
- United States—Politics and government—1775-1783
- United States—Politics and government—1783-1809
- Pennsylvania—Politics and government—1775-1865
- Delaware—Politics and government—1775-1865
- 9780521884365 (hbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-363) and index.
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