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Ralph Ketcham


James Madison: the Unimperial President

NO problem of politics more troubled James Madison than limiting the powers of government, no power of government seemed harder to limit than executive power, and no time so dangerously tended to enlarge executive power, he averred, as wartime. Thus [...]

The Republic: As Elusive In 1981 As In 1801?

The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in jeffersonian America. By Drew R. McCoy. $21.50. Institute of Early American History and Culture. North Carolina. Between the mid-18th century and the decade after the War of 1812, the 13 colonies in Briti [...]