Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Age of Federalism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780195093810

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 12 December 2019

Introduction Modes of Thought and Feeling in the Founding Generation

Introduction Modes of Thought and Feeling in the Founding Generation

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction Modes of Thought and Feeling in the Founding Generation
Source:
The Age of Federalism
Author(s):

Stanley Elkins

Eric McKitrick

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195093810.003.0001

This book begins with the first appearance of the United States as a self-acknowledged nation. The nation arose with deep anxieties as to the very character the new republic was to assume. The most visible embodiment of the burning ferocity that underlaid such questions was the enmity that arose, early in that decade, between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. The book seeks to recover something of this earlier substance, some measure of what it was like becoming a “nation” after having been something else. The scope is defined by the opening cycle of the nation's public life, the Age of Federalism. Federalism, as a way of perceiving a society's purposes and guiding its collective affairs, did not have a very long life. The book accounts for federalism's ascendancy and decline, the American Revolution, 18th-century England, and the New American Republic.

Keywords:   United States, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Federalism, American Revolution, England, New American Republic

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .