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By Adam L. Tate

ISBN-10: 082621567X

ISBN-13: 9780826215673

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In Conservatism and Southern Intellectuals, 1789–1861, Adam L. Tate discusses the character of southern conservative inspiration among 1789 and 1861 through analyzing six conservatives whose lives and careers spanned the antebellum interval: John Randolph of Roanoke, John Taylor of Caroline, Nathaniel Beverly Tucker, William Gilmore Simms, Joseph Glover Baldwin, and Johnson Jones Hooper. Tate contends that southern conservatism derived its certain features from its attractiveness of facets of John Locke’s political idea because it used to be articulated in the course of the American Revolution.

Locke argued that the nation and society have been entities that may be reformed and manipulated via males. exhibiting that the majority southern conservative intellectuals permitted Locke’s premise concerning separation of country and society, Tate examines either the political opinions and social imaginative and prescient of the six conservatives surveyed. He can pay distinctive realization to how those conservatives handled states’ rights, republicanism, slavery, sectionalism, and faith, in addition to western growth and migration.

Tate keeps that whereas southern conservatives solid a standard political culture in keeping with previous Republican interpretations of the structure, they didn't create a unified culture of social proposal. although such a lot of them wanted a cohesive southern highbrow circulate, in addition to a homogenous southern tradition, their disagreements over the great society avoided them from making a universal southern social imaginative and prescient to accompany their states’ rights political tradition.

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Now, new evil counselors worked behind the scenes to corrupt the well-meaning Jackson. Even though Jackson appointed Randolph as minister to Russia in , an office which Randolph held only for a short time on account of his poor health, it was clear that Jackson’s presidency concerned Randolph greatly. Just as Jefferson had disappointed true republicans by the Yazoo Compromise, Jackson would fail them during the Nullification Crisis. Randolph opposed nullification in South Carolina, but vehemently decried the Force Bill as a federal encroachment on state sovereignty.

Instead of virtuous, independent republicans, the Republican Party now included sycophants holding out their hands for executive patronage. ” As Jefferson’s second term ended, Randolph re. Carson, “That Ground Called Quiddism,” . “Debate on the Yazoo Claims,” February , , reprinted in Kirk, John Randolph of Roanoke, , –. See also Forrest McDonald, The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson, chaps. –. . Quoted in Carson, “That Ground Called Quiddism,” . ” Randolph supported James Monroe for the presidency in  and was disappointed when his enemy James Madison became the fourth president of the United States.

His politicization grew while he lived in Philadelphia. He did not think much of his legal training under Edmund Randolph and returned to Virginia in . In the summer of  he contracted some severe sickness, perhaps scarlet fever, that left him impotent, beardless, boyish in appearance, and with a high-pitched voice. This illness began a life of severe health problems for him.  In the s, the French Revolution radicalized Randolph, and he became a part of the emerging Republican Party.

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