Rockingham Connection and the Second Founding of the Whig Party Warren M. Elofson

ISBN: 9780773565876

Published: February 1st 1996

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304 pages


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Rockingham Connection and the Second Founding of the Whig Party  by  Warren M. Elofson

Rockingham Connection and the Second Founding of the Whig Party by Warren M. Elofson
February 1st 1996 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780773565876 | 3.52 Mb

Elofson reveals that the Rockinghams, far more than previously recognized, were governed by a coherent set of constitutional ideals and argues that they saw party not primarily as a means to office but as a vehicle for public-spirited men toMoreElofson reveals that the Rockinghams, far more than previously recognized, were governed by a coherent set of constitutional ideals and argues that they saw party not primarily as a means to office but as a vehicle for public-spirited men to secure the predominance of right and uniform principles in the operation of the state.

He examines the ideological writings of Edmund Burke, the Partys noted and prolific publicist, placing them in their political context and providing a new analysis of Burkes renowned pamphlet Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770).



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