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A necessary evil : a history of American distrust of government /

by Wills, Garry.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1999Description: 365 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0684844893.Subject(s): Dissenters -- United States -- History | Government, Resistance to -- United States -- History | United States -- Politics and government
Contents:
1. Revolutionary myths. Minutemen -- Term limits -- 2. Constitutional myths. Sovereign states -- Checking efficiency -- Co-equal branches -- The uses of faction -- Bill of Rights -- No standing army -- 3. Nullifiers. John Taylor of Caroline : father of nullification -- Jefferson : prophet of nullification -- Madison : abettor of nullification -- Nullification North : Hartford Convention -- Nullification South : John C. Calhoun -- -- Academic nullifiers -- 4. Seceders. Civil War -- 5. Insurrectionists. From Daniel Shays to Timothy McVeigh -- Acdemic insurrectionists -- 6. Vigilantes. Groups : from regulators to clinic bombings -- Individuals : frontier -- Individuals : NRA -- 7. Withdrawers. Individuals : from Thoreau to Mencken -- Groups : from Brook Farm to hippie communes -- 8. Disobeyers. From Dr. King to SDS -- 9. A necessary good. The uses of government -- The uses of fear.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Revolutionary myths. Minutemen -- Term limits -- 2. Constitutional myths. Sovereign states -- Checking efficiency -- Co-equal branches -- The uses of faction -- Bill of Rights -- No standing army -- 3. Nullifiers. John Taylor of Caroline : father of nullification -- Jefferson : prophet of nullification -- Madison : abettor of nullification -- Nullification North : Hartford Convention -- Nullification South : John C. Calhoun -- -- Academic nullifiers -- 4. Seceders. Civil War -- 5. Insurrectionists. From Daniel Shays to Timothy McVeigh -- Acdemic insurrectionists -- 6. Vigilantes. Groups : from regulators to clinic bombings -- Individuals : frontier -- Individuals : NRA -- 7. Withdrawers. Individuals : from Thoreau to Mencken -- Groups : from Brook Farm to hippie communes -- 8. Disobeyers. From Dr. King to SDS -- 9. A necessary good. The uses of government -- The uses of fear.

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