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By Colleen A. Sheehan

ISBN-10: 0521727332

ISBN-13: 9780521727334

ISBN-10: 0521898749

ISBN-13: 9780521898744

In a examine that mixes an in-depth exam of Madison's nationwide Gazette essays of 1791–2 with a examine of The Federalist, Colleen Sheehan strains the evolution of Madison's perception of the politics of communique and public opinion during the Founding interval, demonstrating how 'the sovereign public' could shape and rule in the US. opposite to these students who declare that Madison distributed with the necessity to shape an energetic and virtuous citizenry, Sheehan argues that Madison's imaginative and prescient for the recent state used to be proficient via the assumption of republican self-government, whose manifestation he sought to lead to within the spirit and lifestyle of the yankee humans. Madison's tale is 'the tale of an concept' - the assumption of America.

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