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The English Radical Whig Origins Of American Constitutionalism, David N. Mayer Jan 1992

The English Radical Whig Origins Of American Constitutionalism, David N. Mayer

Washington University Law Review

Scholars-at first historians and political scientists, and more recently legal scholars-who have become more enamored with the civic republican implications of early American thought have overlooked the "whig" basis of that thought. As a result, much recent scholarship about early American constitutionalism has been seriously misguided.