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The Mood of the Cave: The Intellectual Legacy of Ideological Origins
4. Bernard Bailyn, The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution (1967; enlarged ed., Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press, 1992), 22–23. Bailyn’s approach is strikinglyExpand
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What If Madison Had Won? Imagining a Constitutional World of Legislative Supremacy
Identifying the proper degree of federal supremacy and the best means of building it into the constitutional structure were central concerns for many members of the founding generation. At theExpand
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Federalists, Federalism, and Federal Jurisdiction
This Article provides a new interpretation of the origins of three central obsessions of federal-courts and constitutional-law scholarship: the question whether lower federal courts areExpand
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A Singular and Awkward War: The Transatlantic Context of the Hartford Convention
  • A. LaCroix
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • 1 January 2005
This essay argues that the Hartford Convention of 1814–15 unfolded as part of a wide‐ranging and vibrant debate concerning the role of the United States in the turbulent Atlantic community of theExpand
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The Lawyer's Library in the Early American Republic
This essay appears in a volume titled Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (Martha C. Nussbaum and Alison L. LaCroix, eds.)Expand
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The New Wheel in the Federal Machine: From Sovereignty to Jurisdiction in the Early Republic
  • A. LaCroix
  • Sociology
  • The Supreme Court Review
  • 1 January 2007
The years between 1787 and 1802 witnessed a transformation in American federal theory: from the focus on legislative authority that had occupied constitutional thinkers since the colonial period to aExpand
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On Being 'Bound Thereby'
Part of a symposium titled “Rewriting the U.S. Constitution,” this essay proposes rewriting Article VI, paragraph 2 – the Supremacy Clause – of the Constitution to vest the Supreme Court withExpand
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The Authority for Federalism: Madison's Negative and the Origins of Federal Ideology
The Philadelphia convention of 1787 looms enormous in many accounts of U.S. constitutional history, serving as the set piece in which various and muddled worldviews, theories, interests, andExpand
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Dartmouth College v. Woodward
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The Constitution of the Second Generation
In his new book, Akhil Amar describes the “unwritten Constitution” as a set of values, customs, and beliefs that are crafted and revealed over time, and which inform the interpretation andExpand