American political writing during the founding era, 1760-1805 / [edited by] Charles S. Hyneman, Donald S. Lutz.

Indianapolis : Liberty Press, ©1983.
Liberty fund library of the American republic
2 volumes (xviii, 1417 pages) ; 24 cm.
United States -- Politics and government -- To 1775 -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783 -- Sources.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809 -- Sources.
Politics and government
United States.
Politieke geschiedenis.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1600-1775, Colonial period -- Sources.
"These volumes provide a selection of seventy-six essays, pamphlets, speeches, and letters to newspapers written between 1760 and 1805 by American political and religious leaders. Many are obscure pieces that were previously available only in larger research libraries. But all illuminate the founding of the American republic and are essential reading for students and teachers of American political thought. The second volume includes an annotated bibliography of five hundred additional items for future reference. The subjects covered in this rich assortment of primary material range from constitutionalism, representation, and republicanism to freedom of the press, religious liberty, and slavery. Among the more noteworthy items reprinted, all in their entirety, are Stephen Hopkins, "The Rights of the Colonies Examined" (1764); Richard Bland, "An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies" (1766); John Adams, "Thoughts on Government" (1776); Theophilus Parsons, "The Essex Result" (1778); James Madison, "Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments" (1785); James Kent, "An Introductory Lecture to a Course of Law Lectures" (1794); Noah Webster, "An Oration on the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence" (1802); and, James Wilson, "On Municipal Law" (1804)."
An elector. "To the free electors of this town." Boston, 1788
Electioneering as a corrupt practice
Benjamin Franklin: "An account of the supremest court of judicature in Pennsylvania viz. The court of the press," Philadelphia, 1789
The limits of freedom of the press
[Anonymous]: "Ambition," Charleston, 1789
The importance of ambition for excellence
Benevolous, "Poverty," Charleston, 1789
The effects of poverty
David Ramsay, "The history of the American Revolution" (selections), Philadelphia, 1789
Robert Coram, "Political inquiries, to which is added a plan for the establishment of schools throughout the United States," Wilmington, 1791
Joel Barlow, "A letter to the national convention of France on the defects in the Constitution of 1791," New York, 1792
Equality and effective popular control of government
Timothy Stone, "Election Sermon," Hartford, 1792
Liberty, leadership, and community.
David Rice, "Slavery inconsistent with justice and good policy," Augusta, Kentucky, 1792
Theodore Dwight, "An oration, spoken before the Connecticut society, for the promotion of freedom and the relief of persons unlawfully holden in bondage," Hartford, 1792
The effects of slavery on slaves, masters, and society
[Timothy Ford] Americanus, "The Constitutionalist: Or, an inquiry how far it is expedient and proper to alter the Constitution of South Carolina," Charleston, 1794
James Kent, "An introductory lecture to a course of law lectures," New York, 1794
Justifies judicial review by Supreme Court
Samuel Williams, "The natural and civil history of Vermont (Chapters XIII, XIV, and XV), Walpole, New Hampshire, 1794
How material circumstances affect culture and politics
[John Leland] Jack Nips, "The Yankee spy," Boston, 1794
Freedom of religion
Peres [Perez] Fobes, "An election sermon," Boston, 1794
Freedom of speech, respect for public officials
Justice [Jacob] Rush, "The nature and importance of an oath
the charge to a jury," Rutland, Vermont, 1796
Oaths and political obligation.
Nathanael Emmons, "A discourse delivered on the national fast," Wrentham, Massachusetts, 1799
Civil disobedience and obedience to constituted authorities
Jonathan Maxcy, "An oration," Providence, 1799
Liberty and equality
Alexander Addison, "Analysis of the report of the committee of the Virginia Assembly," Philadelphia, 1800
Limits to freedom of the press, compact theory of government
Joel Barlow, "To his fellow citizens of the United States, Letter II: On certain political measures proposed to their consideration," Philadelphia, 1801
An impartial citizen, "A dissertation upon the constitutional freedom of the press," Boston, 1801
Jeremiah Atwater, "A sermon," Middlebury, Vermont, 1801
Liberty, republican government, human nature, and virtue
John Leland, "The Connecticut dissenters' strong box: No. 1," New London, Connecticut, 1802
Religious freedom.
Zephaniah Swift Moore, "An oration on the anniversary of the independence of the United States of America," Worcester, Massachusetts, 1802
Public opinion, virtue, education, and popular government
Noah Webster, "An oration on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence," New Haven, 1802
The underlying principles and design of American government
Samuel Kendal, "Religion the only sure basis of free government," Boston, 1804
Dependence of government upon religious sentiment
James Wilson, "On municipal law," Philadelphia, 1804
Law, consent, and political obligation
Fisher Ames, "The dangers of American liberty," Boston, 1805
Equality, faction, bigness, corruption, community, virtue.
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, pages 1349-1393) and index.
Hyneman, Charles S., 1900-1985.
Lutz, Donald S.
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