Books Category: American History

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Spur of Fame The

The Spur of Fame: Dialogues of John Adams and Benjamin Rush, 1805–1813 Edited by John A. Schutz and Douglass Adair

American Founding American History

John Adams and Benjamin Rush were two remarkably different men who shared a devotion to liberty. Their dialogues on the implications of fame for their generation prove remarkably timely—even for the twenty-first century.

To Secure the Blessings of Liberty

To Secure the Blessings of Liberty: Selected Writings of Gouverneur Morris By Gouverneur Morris
Edited and with an Introduction by J. Jackson Barlow

American Founding American History Political Thought

Liberty Fund is pleased to present this single-volume collection of Gouverneur Morris’s writings. This edition will be a welcome addition to scholars of American and French history as the volume contains many writings that have never before been published.

Tyranny Unmasked

Tyranny Unmasked By John Taylor of Caroline
Edited by F. Thornton Miller

American Founding American History Political Thought

John Taylor of Caroline (1753–1824) was one of the foremost philosophers of the States’ rights Jeffersonians of the early national period. In keeping with his lifelong mission as a “minority man,” John Taylor wrote Tyranny Unmasked not only to assault the protective tariff and the mercantilist policies of the times but also “to examine general principles in relation to commerce, political economy, and a free government.” Originally published in 1822, it is the only major work of Taylor’s that has never before been reprinted.

Union and Liberty

Union and Liberty: The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun By John C. Calhoun
Edited by Ross M. Lence

American History Political Thought

Calhoun’s most important constitutional and political writings are now available as complete, unabridged texts and in a single volume, many for the first time since the 1850s. These writings address such issues as states’ rights and nullification, slavery, the growth of the Federal judicial power, and Calhoun’s doctrine of the “concurrent majority.”

View of the Constitution of the United States

View of the Constitution of the United States: With Selected Writings By St. George Tucker
Foreword by Clyde N. Wilson

American Founding American History Political Thought

St. George Tucker’s View of the Constitution, published in 1803, was the first extended, systematic commentary on the United States Constitution after its ratification. Generations learned their Blackstone and their understanding of the Constitution through Tucker.

WebsterHayne Debate on the Nature of the Union The

The Webster-Hayne Debate on the Nature of the Union: Selected Documents Edited and with a Foreword by Herman Belz

American History Political Thought

The debates between Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and Robert Hayne of South Carolina gave fateful utterance to the differing understandings of the nature of the American Union that had come to predominate in the North and the South by 1830.

Works of Fisher Ames

Works of Fisher Ames: As Published by Seth Ames By Fisher Ames
Edited and Enlarged by W. B. Allen

American Founding American History Political Thought

Fisher Ames was a leading New England Federalist and sublime critic of Jacobin Democracy and the French Revolution. During the presidency of George Washington, he was the leader of his party in the House of Representatives. Ames was active in public life from 1787 through 1807 and was instrumental in one drafting of the First Amendment to the Constitution. His witty, often brilliant, letters, speeches, and essays offered a sustained defense of conservative principles and insight into the Federalist theory of government.