Miller Robert Darnton Eric Foner Beard had parallel careers as an historian and political scientist. Harris Plessy v. Beard, an Intellectual Biography p. The Beards were especially interested in the postwar era, as the industrialists of the Northeast and the farmers of the West cashed in on their great victory over the southern aristocracy. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Beard himself is”d by Richard Hofstadter as saying in that “rare indeed is the savant who does not appear to be at war with himself in his own breast” and in that “Olympian certitude has exploded”.
To Beard, the Constitution was a counter-revolutionset up by rich bond holders bonds were ” personal property “in opposition to the farmers and planters land was ” real property. He received his doctorate in and immediately joined the faculty as a lecturer.
In fact businessmen were widely divergent on monetary or tariff policy. The first firm steps toward the formation of the Constitution were taken by a small and active group of men immediately interested through their personal possessions in the outcome of their labors. While frequently criticized for its methodology and conclusions, it was responsible for a wide-ranging reinterpretation of American history of the founding era.
Lake —17 Bexrd Thelen — Rogers Smith —present. Beard s thesis, seemingly well researched, was presented. Taylor Cole —59 Carl B.
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Beard subsequently became one of the intellectual leaders of the Progressive movement and of American liberalism. John Hancock made his fortune trading outside of the official British system and of course when the British imposed taxes on the men of commerce they did not like it.
He emphasized the polarity between agrarians and business interests. Further than this, economic interpretation cannot go.
Brady —10 Carole Pateman —11 G. Their editorial position, like their father’s, was conservative. If youre writing about something serious, keep the tone of your writing consistent with that. Thus he emphasized the long-term conflict among industrialists in the Northeast, farmers in the Midwest, and planters in the South that he saw as the cause of the Civil War.
Solicitude for the Freedman had little to do with northern policies. Many scholars, however, eventually adopted Beard s thesis and by it had become the standard interpretation of the era. The requirements for an economic interpretation of the formation and adoption of the Constitution may be stated in a hypothetical proposition which, although it cannot be verified absolutely from ascertainable data, will at once illustrate the problem and furnish a guide to research and generalization.
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Tansill, author of Back Door to War: Beard argued the Constitution was designed to reverse the radical democratic tendencies unleashed by the Revolution among the common people, especially farmers and debtors.
Beard examined the occupations and property holdings of the members of the convention from tax and census records, contemporaneous news accounts, and biographical sources, demonstrating the degree to which each thesiss to benefit from various Constitutional provisions.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Writing of American History Revised ed. Kerber Barbara Weinstein Gabrielle M. However after the Revolution, he argued, and freedom was won, the men in power wanted now to have laws designed to protect their wealth. Beard —26 William B.
Enlarging upon his interest in urban affairs, he toured Japan and produced a volume of recommendations for the reconstructing of Tokyo after the earthquake of Presidents of the American Political Science Association.
Beard’s last two books were American Foreign Policy in charkes Making: They argued that the rhetoric of equal rights was a smokescreen hiding their true motivation, which thesls promoting the interests of industrialists in the Northeast.
In this book he claimed that the Constitution had been formulated by interest groups whose motivations were just as much personal financial ones as they were political ones.
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