The Origins of the Federal Republic: Jurisdictional Controversies in the United States, 1775-1787
University of Pennsylvania Press, 03 օգս, 2010 թ. - 304 էջ
Historians have emphasized the founding fathers' statesmanship and vision in the development of a more powerful union under the federal constitution. In The Origins of the Federal Republic, Peter S. Onuf clarifies the founders' achievement by demonstrating with case studies of New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia that territorial confrontations among the former colonies played a crucial role in shaping early concepts of statehood and union and provided the true basis of the American federalist system.