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The Resource A necessary evil : a history of American distrust of government, Garry Wills

A necessary evil : a history of American distrust of government, Garry Wills

Label
A necessary evil : a history of American distrust of government
Title
A necessary evil
Title remainder
a history of American distrust of government
Statement of responsibility
Garry Wills
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a provocative look at the essential role of government in American society, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills examines the roots of both mainstream and extremist distrust of government. Taking readers from the rancorous debates of the Founding Fathers through the Civil War to contemporary contretemps over gun control, abortion, and terrorist acts, he uses historical fact to destroy deeply embedded fictions
Cataloging source
BKL
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1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wills, Garry
Dewey number
973
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.W57 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Dissenters
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Dissenters
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Political science
  • United States
Label
A necessary evil : a history of American distrust of government, Garry Wills
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-346) and index
Contents
1. Revolutionary myths. Minutemen -- Term limits -- 2. Constitutional myths. Sovereign states -- Checking efficiency -- Co-equal branches -- The uses of faction -- Bill of Rights -- No standing army -- 3. Nullifiers. John Taylor of Caroline : father of nullification -- Jefferson : prophet of nullification -- Madison : abettor of nullification -- Nullification North : Hartford Convention -- Nullification South : John C. Calhoun -- -- Academic nullifiers -- 4. Seceders. Civil War -- 5. Insurrectionists. From Daniel Shays to Timothy McVeigh -- Acdemic insurrectionists -- 6. Vigilantes. Groups : from regulators to clinic bombings -- Individuals : frontier -- Individuals : NRA -- 7. Withdrawers. Individuals : from Thoreau to Mencken -- Groups : from Brook Farm to hippie communes -- 8. Disobeyers. From Dr. King to SDS -- 9. A necessary good. The uses of government -- The uses of fear
Control code
ocm48948348
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
365 p.
Isbn
9780684870267
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48948348
  • (OCoLC)48948348
Label
A necessary evil : a history of American distrust of government, Garry Wills
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-346) and index
Contents
1. Revolutionary myths. Minutemen -- Term limits -- 2. Constitutional myths. Sovereign states -- Checking efficiency -- Co-equal branches -- The uses of faction -- Bill of Rights -- No standing army -- 3. Nullifiers. John Taylor of Caroline : father of nullification -- Jefferson : prophet of nullification -- Madison : abettor of nullification -- Nullification North : Hartford Convention -- Nullification South : John C. Calhoun -- -- Academic nullifiers -- 4. Seceders. Civil War -- 5. Insurrectionists. From Daniel Shays to Timothy McVeigh -- Acdemic insurrectionists -- 6. Vigilantes. Groups : from regulators to clinic bombings -- Individuals : frontier -- Individuals : NRA -- 7. Withdrawers. Individuals : from Thoreau to Mencken -- Groups : from Brook Farm to hippie communes -- 8. Disobeyers. From Dr. King to SDS -- 9. A necessary good. The uses of government -- The uses of fear
Control code
ocm48948348
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Touchstone ed.
Extent
365 p.
Isbn
9780684870267
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o48948348
  • (OCoLC)48948348

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