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Contents Notes on Contributors vii Introduction david womersley 1 øøOf Liberty and the Coloniesøø: A Case Study of Constitutional Conflict in the Mid-Eighteenth Century British American Empire jack p. greene 21 The Dialectic of Liberty: Law and Religion in Revolutionary America robert a. ferguson 103 Religious Conscience and Original Sin: An Exploration of Americaøs Protestant Foundations barry shain 153 Liberty, Metaphor, and Mechanism: øøChecks and Balancesøø and the Origins of Modern Constitutionalism david wootton 209 Moral Sense Theory and the Appeal to Natural Rights in the American Founding r. g. frey 275 øøRiches Valuable at All Times and to All Menøø: Hume and the Eighteenth-Century Debate on Commerce and Liberty john danford 319 Scottish Thought and the American Revolution: Adam Fergusonøs Response to Richard Price ronald hamowy 348 Federalism, Constitutionalism, and Republican Liberty: The First Constructions of the Constitution lance banning 388 Is There a øøJames Madison Problemøø? gordon s. wood 425 Index 449
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Civil rights -- United States -- History -- 18th century.