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Launching the "Extended Republic"

The Federalist Era
Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert, eds.


BUY Cloth · 397 pp. · 6 × 9 · ISBN 9780813916248 · $45.00 · Jan 1997

The essays in this volume explore some of the potentially divisive realities that characterized the Federalist Era. Nine distinguished authors address themes that include the ideological assumptions that fueled the political debate, the interrelated chracter of social and political history, the role of the courts as an emerging force in arbitrating and containing conflict, and the expansionist impulses that pushed the new nation's borders westward. Gordon S. Wood introduces the collection with an incisive overview of the bold ambitions and unfulfilled aspirations of the critical first decade of the United States.

About the Author: 

Ronald Hoffman is the Director of the Institute of Early American History and Culture. He is the author of A Spirit of Dissension: Economics, Politics and the Revolution in Maryland. Peter J. Albert is coeditory of the Samuel Gompers Papers at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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