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The Resource Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson, Jane E. Calvert, (electronic resource)

Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson, Jane E. Calvert, (electronic resource)

Label
Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson
Title
Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson
Statement of responsibility
Jane E. Calvert
Title variation
Quaker Constitutionalism & the Political Thought of John Dickinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late-seventeenth century, Quakers originated a unique strain of constitutionalism, based on their theology and ecclesiology, which emphasized constitutional perpetuity and radical change through popular peaceful protest. While Whigs could imagine no other means of drastic constitutional reform except revolution, Quakers denied this as a legitimate option to governmental abuse of authority and advocated instead civil disobedience. This theory of a perpetual yet amendable constitution and its concomitant idea of popular sovereignty are things that most scholars believe did not exist until the American Founding. The most notable advocate of this theory was Founding Father John Dickinson, champion of American rights, but not revolution. His thought and action have been misunderstood until now, when they are placed within the Quaker tradition. This theory of Quaker constitutionalism can be traced in a clear and direct line from early Quakers through Dickinson to Martin Luther King, Jr.--
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Provided by publisher
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UkCbUP
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1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calvert, Jane E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickinson, John
  • Quakers
  • Constitutional history
  • Political science
  • Legislators
  • Quakers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
Label
Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson, Jane E. Calvert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511575426
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quaker constitutionalism in theory and practice, c.1652-1763 -- Bureaucratic libertines : the origins of Quaker constitutionalism and civil dissent -- A sacred institution : the Quaker theory of a civil constitution -- "Dissenters in our own country" : constituting a Quaker government in Pennsylvania -- Civil unity and the "seeds of dissention" in the golden age of Quaker theocracy -- The fruits of Quaker dissent : political schism and the rise of John Dickinson -- The political Quakerism of John Dickinson, 1763-1789 -- Turbulent but pacific : "Dickinsonian politics" in the American Revolution -- "The worthy against the licentious" : the critical period in Pennsylvania -- "The political rock of our salvation" : the U.S. Constitution according to John Dickinson -- Epilogue: The persistence of Quaker constitutionalism, 1789-1963
Control code
CR9780511575426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107404359
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654774725
Label
Quaker constitutionalism and the political thought of John Dickinson, Jane E. Calvert, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511575426
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quaker constitutionalism in theory and practice, c.1652-1763 -- Bureaucratic libertines : the origins of Quaker constitutionalism and civil dissent -- A sacred institution : the Quaker theory of a civil constitution -- "Dissenters in our own country" : constituting a Quaker government in Pennsylvania -- Civil unity and the "seeds of dissention" in the golden age of Quaker theocracy -- The fruits of Quaker dissent : political schism and the rise of John Dickinson -- The political Quakerism of John Dickinson, 1763-1789 -- Turbulent but pacific : "Dickinsonian politics" in the American Revolution -- "The worthy against the licentious" : the critical period in Pennsylvania -- "The political rock of our salvation" : the U.S. Constitution according to John Dickinson -- Epilogue: The persistence of Quaker constitutionalism, 1789-1963
Control code
CR9780511575426
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107404359
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654774725

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