Librarything review user review - cajun_huguenot - librarything his disquisition on government which contained in this book is, by itself worth the price of the book every thing else is lagniappe read full review. He later developed the argument in his two essays disquisition on government and discourse on the constitution, presenting the classic case for minority rights within the framework of majority rule a moderate during the nullification crisis of 1832-1833, calhoun joined with henry clay in working out the compromise tariff. Short synopsis written between 1843 and 1848, a disquisition on government addresses such issues as states' rights and slavery and articulates the doctrine of the concurrent majority, today a central tenet of american political thought full synopsis written between 1843 and 1848, john c calhoun's a. A disquisition on government [john c calhoun, h lee cheek jr] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers this volume provides the most economical and textually accurate version of calhoun's disquisition available today as a treatise the amazon book review author interviews, book reviews , editors. A disquisition on government john c calhoun in order to have a clear and just conception of the nature and object of government, it is indispensable to understand correctly in no age or country has any society or community ever been found, whether enlightened or savage, without government of some description.
With us the two great divisions of society are not the rich and the poor, but white and black, and all the former, the poor as well as the rich, belong to the upper class, and are respected i cannot think in the present state of parties of entering again on the political arena in looking back, i see nothing to regret, and little to. Meta description john caldwell calhoun's national political career spanned approximately 40 years and included many high offices in the us government two of calhoun's most important works were published posthumously, “a disquisition on government” and “a discourse on the constitution and government of. The political philosophy of john c calhoun: an argument worth refuting 2 of the government in the same federalist paper he asserts that men are not angels , of course, but he also introduction with the hope that the reader will, at its conclusion upon the will of 3 john c calhoun, “a disquisition on government,.
Cheek, jr, calhoun and popular rule: the political theory of the disquisition and discourse , univ of missouri press, 2004 margaret l coit, john c calhoun : american portrait , berg, 1977 e m lander, reluctant imperialists: calhoun, the south carolinians, and the mexican war , louisiana state univ press, 1980. Publisher's commentary: during the agitation preceding the compromise of 1850, john c calhoun, us senator from south carolina, hastily wrote these two essays, one on civil government in general, and the other on the united states constitution calhoun was a key player in the senate at the time, but. In these perilous times, the thought of former vice president and political theorist john c calhoun calls for renewed attention in his classic disquisition on government, calhoun noted that governments throughout history had been restrained with the aid of superstition, religion, tradition and education.
Calhoun, john c a disquisition on government and a discourse on the constitution and government of the united states edited by richard k cralle originally published: charleston, sc: steam power-press of walker and james, 1851 viii, 406 pp reprinted 2002, 2012 by the lawbook exchange, ltd isbn- 13:. Disquisition on government by calhoun, john c, 1851, printed by a s johnston edition, in english.
Was john c calhoun certainly in the formulation of the carolina doctrine calhoun had a number of co-workers--senator hayne and governor giles among them--but the re-working and final perfection of that doctrine is to be found above all in calhoun's disquisition on government and discourse on the constitution and. Notes on john c calhoun, a disquisition on government, (1848) without government”, and “in no age or country has any society or community ever been found, whether enlightened or savage, without government of some description” ( 270) (by implication, calhoun acknowledges government among native americans. Product description the very personification of the scotch-irish in america, john c calhoun became one of america's most famous statesmen and a forceful advocates of southern rights a south carolina native and honor graduate of yale, he represented his state in the us congress where he became noted for this. John c calhoun's disquisition on government is that rarity in american political thought-a work that explicitly declares itself a theoretical study of politics by purporting to give a comprehensive and systematic account, by claiming to have explored new territory beyond the range of american discoveries, calhoun in effect.
--john niven, john c calhoun, american national biography 4:215-216 secretary of war and state, a two-time vice president and one of the more notable senators in us history, john c calhoun [1782-1850] was one of the greatest american statesmen of the nineteenth century an important political theorist.
Written between 1843 and 1848, john c calhoun's a disquisition on government addresses such diverse issues as states' rights and nullification, slavery, and flatland by edwin a abbott songs of innocence and of experience by william blake an introduction to the study of experimental medicine by claude bernard. Clarke, james d “calhoun and the concept of 'reactionary enlightenment': an examination of the disquisition on government” phd dissertation, university of keele, 1982 coit, margaret l john c calhoun: american portrait 1950 reprint, with new introduction by clyde n wilson columbia: university of south. John c calhoun (introduction by jon roland) source: /jcc/jcchtm calhoun served as us senator from south carolina, secretary of war, secretary of state, and twice as vice-president, and was a dominant figure, alongside such men as henry clay and daniel webster calhoun's disquisition on.
Of all john c calhoun's works, none has been more widely read or cited than his disquisition on government, a posthumous work that has any society or community ever been found, whether enlightened or savage, without government of some description. Calhoun as a moral philosopher calhoun as a moral philosopher in calhoun's philosophy of politics, guy story brown offers a close analysis of john c calhoun's disquisition on government calhoun is best known to scholars of american history as a leading exponent of the theory of nullification, and as an advocate of. The introduction to john c calhoun's theory of republicanism, entitled “john c calhoun and classical republicanism,” features a summary of the past in his disquisition on government, calhoun offered up an alternative to the cornerstone of american politics, john locke's second treatise: on civil government.