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The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution

Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy

  • Introduction
  • 1. Constitution Making and the Political Economy of Self-Rule in the Early Republic
  • 2. Clashing Constitutional Political Economies in Antebellum America
  • 3. The Second Founding: A Brief Union of Three Precepts
  • 4. Constitutional Class Struggle in the Gilded Age
  • 5. Progressive Constitutional Ferment in the New Century
  • 6. The New Deal “Democracy of Opportunity”
  • 7. Constitutional Counterrevolution and the Legacies of a Truncated New Deal
  • 8. The Great Society and the Great Forgetting
  • 9. Building a Democracy of Opportunity Today
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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