American citizenship and constitutionalism in principle and practice / edited by Steven F. Pittz and Joseph Wesley Postell.

Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2022]
viii, 312 pages ; 23 cm.


Studies in American constitutional heritage [More in this series]
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"From the founding, Americans' contests over the Constitution and what it should mean for their actions have profoundly shaped the country's political direction. With a cast of characters ranging from Montesquieu, Adams, and Henry Clay, to the transcendentalists, Cherokee freedmen, and modern identitarians, American Citizenship and Constitutionalism in Principle and Practice brings an interdisciplinary and comparative group of scholars to the task of forwarding discussion on American political thought and American political development. The result is an original volume raising as many interesting questions as it answers, especially about the themes of membership and civic virtue"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : finding common ground as citizens in the practice of American constitutionalism / Steven Pittz and Joseph Postell -- Montesquieu's call to civic education : roots of and remedies for America's civic crisis / Paul Carrese -- Crafting the "cords of [constitutional] affection" : what ties to bind civic education to a democratic citizenry? / Rebecca Burgess -- Identity and the practice of American citizenship : from transcendentalists to identitarians / Steven F. Pittz -- The imposition of freedom : tribal citizenship and the case of the Cherokee freedmen / Aaron Kushner -- Divide et impera : immigration, diversity, and the American founding / Nicholas W. Drummond -- What Publius knew and didn't know / James R. Stoner Jr. -- Turgot, Adams, and the federalist-anti-federalist debate / Timothy W. Burns and Kevin J. Burns -- American constitutional exceptionalism revisited : judicial review and the postwar paradigm / Sung-Wook Paik -- Henry Clay, the Whig Party, and the positive theory of party / Samuel Postell -- The "controlling power of organization" : constitutional conservatism and the defense of party government / Joseph Postell -- From predicate to object : constitutionalizing sovereignty in the American political order / Connor M. Ewing -- Epilogue : the good citizen in Madison's constitutional republic / Colleen A. Sheehan.
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