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The Resource The heart of the Declaration : the founders' case for an activist government, Steve Pincus

The heart of the Declaration : the founders' case for an activist government, Steve Pincus

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The heart of the Declaration : the founders' case for an activist government
Title
The heart of the Declaration
Title remainder
the founders' case for an activist government
Statement of responsibility
Steve Pincus
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From one election cycle to the next, a defining question continues to divide the country's political parties: should the government play a major or a minor role in the lives of American citizens? The Declaration of Independence has long been invoked as a philosophical treatise in favor of limited government. Yet the bulk of the document is a discussion of policy, in which the founders outlined the failures of the British imperial government. Above all, they declared, the British state since 1760 had done too little to promote the prosperity of its American subjects. Looking beyond the Declaration's frequently cited opening paragraphs, Steve Pincus reveals how the document is actually a blueprint for a government with extensive powers to promote and protect the people's welfare. By examining the Declaration in the context of British imperial debates, Pincus offers a nuanced portrait of the Founders' intentions with profound political implications for today"--Book jacket
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Pincus, Steven C. A
Dewey number
973.3/13
Index
index present
LC call number
E221
LC item number
.P56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The heart of the Declaration : the founders' case for an activist government, Steve Pincus
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mount Vernon : patriot estate -- Patriots and the imperial crisis of the 1760s -- Making a patriot government
Control code
ocn945354559
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9780300216189
Lccn
2016932676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300216189
  • (OCoLC)945354559
Label
The heart of the Declaration : the founders' case for an activist government, Steve Pincus
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mount Vernon : patriot estate -- Patriots and the imperial crisis of the 1760s -- Making a patriot government
Control code
ocn945354559
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 207 pages
Isbn
9780300216189
Lccn
2016932676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300216189
  • (OCoLC)945354559

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