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Item #79273 An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the. John Taylor, Of Caroline.
An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...
An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...
An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...
An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...
An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...
An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...
An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...

An Inquiry Into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the...

"Deserves to Rank Among the Two or Three Really Historic Contributions to Political Science Which Have Been Produced in the United States" Taylor, John, Of Caroline [1753-1824]. An Inquiry into the Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States. Comprising Nine Sections, Under the Following Heads: I. Aristocracy; II. The Principles of the Policy of the United States, And of the English policy; III. The Evil Moral Principles of the Government of the United States; IV. Funding; V. Banking; VI. The Good Moral Principles of the Government of the United States; VII. Authority; VIII. The Mode of Infusing Aristocracy into the Policy of the United States; IX. The Legal Policy of the United States. Fredericksburg, [VA]: Green and Cady, 1814. viii, 656, [1] pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt fillets and calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to interior, unobtrusive light foxing and dampspotting in places. A handsome copy. $1,850. * Only edition. A reply to John Adams's Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, this book rejects the concept of "a natural aristocracy" of "paper and patronage" and a powerful federal government based on a system of debt and taxes. Also opposed to the extent of power awarded to the executive office, he calls for shorter terms for the president and all elected officers. It was a deeply influential work among antebellum southern proponents of states' rights and decentralized government. A later assessment by Charles Beard in the Dictionary of American Biography says it "deserves to rank among the two or three really historic contributions to political science which have been produced in the United States." Dictionary of American Biography IX:331. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 94491. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5823.

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