Books By: Peterson, Merrill D.

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Democracy Liberty and Property

Democracy, Liberty, and Property: The State Constitutional Conventions of the 1820s Edited by Merrill D. Peterson
Foreword by G. Alan Tarr

American History Political Thought

In one volume, Democracy, Liberty, and Property provides an overview of the state constitutional conventions held in the 1820s. With topics as relevant today as they were then, this collection of essential primary sources sheds light on many of the enduring issues of liberty. Emphasizing the connection between federalism and liberty, the debates that took place at these conventions show how questions of liberty were central to the formation of state government, allowing students and scholars to discover important insights into liberty and to develop a better understanding of U.S. history.