The Resource Founding federalist : the life of Oliver Ellsworth, Michael C. Toth

Founding federalist : the life of Oliver Ellsworth, Michael C. Toth

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Founding federalist : the life of Oliver Ellsworth
Title
Founding federalist
Title remainder
the life of Oliver Ellsworth
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Michael C. Toth
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Language
eng
Summary
In Founding Federalist, Michael C. Toth provides an in-depth look at the life and work of Oliver Ellsworth, a largely forgotten but eminently important Founding Father. The American Founding was the work of visionaries and revolutionaries. But amid the celebrated luminaries, the historic transformations, the heroic acts, and unforgettable discourses were practical politicians, the consensus builders who made the system work. Oliver Ellsworth -- Framer, senator, chief justice, diplomat -- was such a leader. Founding Federalist brings to life a figure whose contributions shape American political life even today. Vividly capturing the pivotal debates at Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, Toth shows how Ellsworth was a vital force in shaping the Constitution as a Federalist document, one that did not extinguish the role of the states even as it recognized the need for national institutions. The author illuminates what Ellsworth and other Founders understood to be the meaning of the new constitutional order -- a topic highly relevant to twenty-first-century debates about the role of government. Toth, an attorney, also brilliantly analyzes Ellsworth's most important legislative achievement: the creation of the U.S. federal court system. With this insightful new biography, Michael Toth has reclaimed a figure who made crucial contributions to a lasting creation: a federal republic. - Publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toth, Michael C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of the founders.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellsworth, Oliver
  • United States
  • Judges
  • Statesmen
  • Revolutionaries
Label
Founding federalist : the life of Oliver Ellsworth, Michael C. Toth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-232) and index
Contents
The education of a Puritan politician -- Revolutionary lessons -- The electoral federalist -- Court-maker -- Cases and controversies
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9781935191162
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
  • 20110193 75
  • 20110193 75
System control number
(OCoLC)694395367
Label
Founding federalist : the life of Oliver Ellsworth, Michael C. Toth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-232) and index
Contents
The education of a Puritan politician -- Revolutionary lessons -- The electoral federalist -- Court-maker -- Cases and controversies
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9781935191162
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
  • 20110193 75
  • 20110193 75
System control number
(OCoLC)694395367

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