Political representation in England and the origins of the American Republic [by] J.R. Pole.


London, Macmillan; 1966.

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Subjects Great Britain -- Politics and government.
Great Britain.
Politics and government
Representative government and representation.
United States -- Politics and government.
United States.
Description xvii, 606 pages 3 folded maps 23 cm
Copyright Date 1966.
1966.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-581).
Contents Part One: The English Foreground: Representation in the Age of American Colonisation -- No Parliament without Representation -- Part Two: America: The Assertion of the Legislative Power -- Representation in Massachusetts -- The Town -- The Triumph of the Legislative Power, 1691-1775 -- The First Cycle of Pennsylvania History -- William Penn: High Ideals against Local Power -- The Discovery of the Electorate and the Assertion of Legislative Power -- The End of the Quaker System -- Legislative Power and Home Rule in Virginia -- The Identification of Legislative Power -- The Character of the Electorate -- Between Members and Constituents: What did Elections decide? -- Part Three: Revolution in America: Orders, Interests, and the Beginnings of Majority Rule -- Massachusetts Discovers the Majority Principle -- The Men of Property Open a Side Door to the Majority -- The Constitution of 1780 -- Suffrage and the Political Individual -- Bicameralism and the Social Order -- Rebellion -- The Rest is History -- Representation and the Struggle for Power in Pennsylvania -- Politics and Revolution, 1764-76 -- The Constitution of 1776: A Badge of Lost Innocence? -- The Whig Republic in Virginia -- The Constitution of 1776: Republican Representation, Old Authority -- Elective Despotism and Other Perils: Jefferson and Madison on the Shortcomings of the Constitution of 1776 -- Constitutional Reform and the Defence of the Whig Republic -- The Issues Debated: Persons, Property and Power -- Continental Representation -- The Case Against Parliament and the Radical Tradition in America -- Representation as a Test of Sovereignty -- At Philadelphia Again -- Part Four: Interest Representation in Britain and the Slow Birth of the Political Individual -- Representation in English Practice: Politics versus Principles -- Whig Government, Tory Criticism -- Old Whigs in New Battles -- The Representation of Interests -- Great Oaks and Grass Roots -- The Debate Continues, but History goes a Little Faster -- Part Five: The Comparative Dimension.
Geographic Area Great Britain
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)275441
(OCoLC)ocm00275441
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WorldCat Identities Pole, J. R.
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