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The Key of Liberty

The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning

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$32.00 • £25.95 • €29.00

ISBN 9780674502888

Publication Date: 03/30/1993


240 pages

7 halftones

The John Harvard Library


  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • William Manning and the Invention of American Politics
      • Early Life
      • Manning and the American Revolution
      • Manning and the Massachusetts Regulation
      • “Some Proposals”: Manning and Hamiltonian Finance
      • Politics, Religion, and Popular Organization
      • “The Key of Liberty” and Manning’s Democratic Style
      • “The Great Scuffle between the Few and the Many”
      • Republican Printers and Itinerant Jacobins
      • Final Years
      • Conclusion
  • The Documents
    • Note on the Texts and Editorial Methods
    • “Some Proposals for Making Restitution to the Original Creditors of Government” (1790)
    • “The Key of Liberty” (1799)
      • Introduction
      • A General Description of the Causes that Ruin Republics
      • Illustrating Remarks on the Operation of Said Causes in America
      • The Remedy and Knowledge Described
      • The Constitution and Covenant
    • Other Writings
      • On Merchants
      • On Literary Men and Colleges
      • On Ministers of the Gospel
      • On Judicial and Executive Officers
      • On Lawyers
      • On Learning
      • On the British Treaty and the War with France
      • On the Pittsburgh Insurrection
      • On the Name of Washington
      • On Parties
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index

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