Political Moderation in America's First Two Centuries

  title={Political Moderation in America's First Two Centuries},
  author={Robert M. Calhoon},
1. Augustan moderates: 'The precariousness of genuine civilization' 2. Revolutionary moderates and the development of political character 3. Ordered liberty in the Southern backcountry and the middle West 4. Moderating moderation: denominational and primitive Christianity. 
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