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Founding Visions The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections that Created America
Banning, Lance, 1942-2006.
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Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, 2014. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
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Part I. The enduring issues of the American Revolution, 1776-1815 -- The problem of power: parties, aristocracy, and democracy in revolutionary thought -- Part II. Republicanism, liberalism, and the great transition -- Jeffersonian ideology revisited: liberal and classical ideas in the new American republic -- The Republican interpretation: retrospect and prospect -- Some second thoughts on virtue and the course of revolutionary thinking -- Quid transit? Paradigms and process in the transformation of Republican ideas -- Part III. The Constitution -- The Constitutional Convention -- The Federalist Papers -- 1787 and 1776: Patrick Henry, James Madison, the Constitution, and the Revolution -- Part IV. James Madison -- James Madison and the nationalists, 1780-1783 -- The Hamiltonian Madison: a reconsideration -- The practicable sphere of a republic: James Madison, the Constitutional Convention, and the emergence of revolutionary federalism -- Part V. The first party conflict -- Political economy and the creation of the federal republic -- The Jeffersonians: first principles.
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Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology , was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles that influenced political conflict in the early American Republic. His revisionist masterpiece, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic , received the Merle Curti Award in Intellectual History from the Organization of American Historians and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Banning was assembling this collection of his best and most representative writings on the Founding era when his untimely death stalled the project just short of its completion. Now, thanks to the efforts of editor Todd Estes, this illuminating resource is finally available. Founding Visions showcases the work of a historian who shaped the intellectual debates of his time. Featuring a foreword by Gordon S. Wood, the volume presents Banning's most seminal and insightful essays to a new generation of students, scholars, and general readers.