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Peter Onuf of Robert H. Smith ICJS & University of Virginia
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of Empire . New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2013. Andrew O’Shaughnessy offers a provocative account of a familiar story from a refreshingly unfamiliar angle in The Men Who Lost America: British...More >>
Guest commentary Jefferson's letter to Cabell is one of the fullest elaborations of his federal theory (the other is another 1816 letter, to Samuel Kercheval). Advocates of "strong" or "participatory" democracy invoke these letters, usually acknowledging that they refer to local self-government in...More >>

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