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The Resource Government by dissent : protest, resistance, and radical democratic thought in the early American republic, Robert W.T. Martin

Government by dissent : protest, resistance, and radical democratic thought in the early American republic, Robert W.T. Martin

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Government by dissent : protest, resistance, and radical democratic thought in the early American republic
Title
Government by dissent
Title remainder
protest, resistance, and radical democratic thought in the early American republic
Statement of responsibility
Robert W.T. Martin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Democracy is the rule of the people. But what exactly does it mean for a people to rule? Which practices and behaviors are legitimate, and which are democratically suspect? We generally think of democracy as government by consent; a government of, by, and for the people. This has been true from Locke through Lincoln to the present day. Yet in understandably stressing the importance--indeed, the monumental achievement--of popular consent, we commonly downplay or even denigrate the role of dissent in democratic governments. But in Government by Dissent, Robert W.T. Martin explores the idea that the people most important in a flourishing democracy are those who challenge the status quo. The American political radicals of the 1790s understood, articulated, and defended the crucial necessity of dissent to democracy. By returning to their struggles, successes, and setbacks, and analyzing their imaginative arguments, Martin recovers a more robust approach to popular politics, one centered on the ever-present need to challenge the status quo and the powerful institutions that both support it and profit from it. Dissent has rarely been the mainstream of democratic politics. But the figures explored here--forgotten farmers as well as revered framers--understood that dissent is always the essential undercurrent of democracy and is often the critical crosscurrent. Only by returning to their political insights can we hope to reinvigorate our own popular politics."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Robert W. T.
Dewey number
973.3/18
Index
index present
LC call number
E310
LC item number
.M37 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Dissenters
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Democracy
  • Federal government
  • Government, Resistance to
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Democracy
  • Dissenters
  • Federal government
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Opposition (Political science)
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Dissens
  • Politische Kultur
  • Radikalismus
  • USA
Label
Government by dissent : protest, resistance, and radical democratic thought in the early American republic, Robert W.T. Martin
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Regulation not rebellion : from "rough music" to democratic disorder -- "Secret plodders" : anti-federalism, anonymity, and the struggle for democratic dissent -- Institutionalizing counterpublicity : the democratic societies of the 1790s -- James Madison : public opinion and dissentient democracy -- "Salutary collisions" and multiple discourses : a farmer, two lawyers, and one unknown democrat -- "The saucy sons of enquiry" : Thomas Cooper and democratic dissent
Control code
844939467
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780814738863
Lccn
2013001057
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt8jwz1j
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)844939467
Label
Government by dissent : protest, resistance, and radical democratic thought in the early American republic, Robert W.T. Martin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Regulation not rebellion : from "rough music" to democratic disorder -- "Secret plodders" : anti-federalism, anonymity, and the struggle for democratic dissent -- Institutionalizing counterpublicity : the democratic societies of the 1790s -- James Madison : public opinion and dissentient democracy -- "Salutary collisions" and multiple discourses : a farmer, two lawyers, and one unknown democrat -- "The saucy sons of enquiry" : Thomas Cooper and democratic dissent
Control code
844939467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814738863
Lccn
2013001057
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jwz1j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)844939467

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