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FROM OLIGARCHY TO REPUBLICANISM FROM OLIGARCHY TO REPUBLICANISM The Great Task of Reconstruction Forrest A. Nabors UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI PRESS Columbia Publication of this volume has been supported with a gift from the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. Copyright © 2017 by The Curators of the University of Missouri University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Missouri 65211 Printed and bound in the United States of America All rights reserved. First printing, 2017. ISBN: 978-­0-­8262-­2135-­3 Library of Congress Control Number: 2017947611 This paper meets the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, Z39.48, 1984. Typefaces: Elzevir and Bembo STUDIES IN CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY Justin B. Dyer and Jeffrey L. Pasley, Series Editors The Studies in Constitutional Democracy Series explores the origins and development of American constitutional and democratic traditions, as well as their applications and interpretations throughout the world. The often subtle interaction between constitutionalism’s commitment to the rule of law and democracy’s emphasis on the rule of the many lies at the heart of this enterprise . Bringing together insights from history and political theory, the series showcases interdisciplinary scholarship that traces constitutional and democratic themes in American politics, law, society, and culture, with an eye to both the practical and theoretical implications. Previous Titles in Studies in Constitutional Democracy Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation James W. Endersby and William T. Horner John Henry Wigmore and the Rules of Evidence: The Hidden Origins of Modern Law Andrew Porwancher Bureaucracy in America: The Administrative State’s Challenge to Constitutional Government Joseph Postell With gratitude and admiration for their lives, which brightened the paths and highways leading to the City upon a Hill, the author humbly dedicates this book to Mr. Alex Saunders (1900–1984), Mount Vernon, New York Mr. Martin Adler (1922–2012), Rumson, New Jersey Dr. Harry Victor Jaffa (1918–2015), Claremont, California and to my grandmother, Mrs. Kathryn Tolbert Smith (1908–1982), Fair Haven, New Jersey ...


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