McCoy, Drew R.

The elusive Republic : political economy in Jeffersonian America / by Drew R. McCoy. - Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Va. by the University of North Carolina Press, 1996, c1980. - ix, 268 p. ; 24 cm.

Based on the author's thesis, University of Virginia.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Social Progress and Decay in Eighteenth-Century Thought -- The Republican Revolution -- Commerce and the Independent Republic -- An Uneasy Adolescence: Manufactures and the Crisis of the Eighties -- The Constitution: Two Visions -- The Specter of Walpole: Republicanism at Bay -- "One Great Commercial Republic": Commerce, Bankruptcy, and the Crisis of the Nineties -- The Jeffersonians in Power: Extending the Sphere -- The Jeffersonians in Power: Embargo and War -- The Republic Secured? Ch. 1. Ch. 2. Ch. 3. Ch. 4. Ch. 5. Ch. 6. Ch. 7. Ch. 8. Ch. 9. Ch. 10.

"By investigating eighteenth-century social and economic thought - an intellectual world with its own concepts, and assumptions - Drew McCoy smoothly integrates the history of ideas and the history of public policy in the Jeffersonian era."--BOOK JACKET.

0807814164 9780807814161 0807846163 (pbk.) 9780807846162 (pbk.)


United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.
United States--Politics and government--1783-1809.
United States--Politics and government--1809-1817.

HC105 / .M235 1996

973.4