Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States, 1750-1850
Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States
represents the cooperative effort of a group of American and German
scholars to move the historical debate on Republicanism and
Liberalism to a new stage. Previously, the relationship between
Republican and Liberal ideas, concepts and world views has been
discussed in the context of American revolutionary and late
eighteenth-century history. While the German states did not
experience successful revolutions like those in North America and
France, Republican and Liberal ideas and language deeply affected
German political thinking and culture, especially in the southern
states. The essays published in this book expand the time frame of
the debate into the first half of the nineteenth century, applying
an innovative and comparative German-American perspective. By
systematically studying the similarities and differences in the
understanding of Republicanism and Liberalism in the United States
and German states, the collection stimulates efforts toward a
comprehensive interpretation of political, intellectual and social
developments in the modernizing Atlantic world of the eighteenth
and nineteenth centuries.
"...a rich, pathbreaking volume that should stimulate further debate and research on both sides of the Atlantic. ...a very welcome addition to the literature and deserves a wide-readership." German Studies Review
Jürgen Heideking, 1947 bis 2000, war Professor für anglo-amerikanische Geschichte an der Universität Köln.
Introduction Jürgen Heideking and James A. Henretta; Part I. Overview: 1. 'Wir nennen's Gemeinism' (we call it public spirit): Republic and Republicanism in the German political discussion of the nineteenth century Rudolf Vierhaus; Part II. The Republican World: 2. The concept of the Republic in eighteenth-century German thought Hans Erich Bödeker; 3. Kant's Republicanism and its consequences Otto Dann; 4. Constitutions, charity, and liberalism in comparative perspective: Germany and the Anglo-American tradition A. G. Roeber; 5. Politics and sentiment: Catharine Macaulay's Republicanism Vera Nünning; 6. Between Liberalism and Republicanism: 'manners' in the political thought of Mercy Otis Warren Rosemarie Zagarri; Part III. The Transition from Republicanism to Liberalism: 7. The Liberal Democratic Republicanism of the first American State constitutions, 1776-1780 Willi Paul Adams; 8. Bennington and the Green Mountain Boys: the emergence of Liberal Democracy in Vermont, 1760-1850 Robert E. Shalhope; 9. The birth of American Liberalism: New York, 1820-1860 James A. Henretta; 10. Republicanism, Liberalism, and market society: party formation and party ideology in Germany and the United States, c. 1825-1850 Paul Nolte; 11. Festive culture and national identity in America and Germany Jürgen Heideking; 12. Charles Follen's Perception of Republicanism in Germany and the United States, 1815 1840 Edmund Spevack; Part IV. The Logic of Liberalism: 13. 'The right to possess all the faculties that God has given': possessive individualism, slave women, and abolitionist thought Amy Dru Stanley; 14. Freedom of contract and freedom of person: a brief history of 'involuntary servitude' in American fundamental law Robert J. Steinfeld.