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American Philosophical Society
Passive Tranquillity: The Sculpture of Filippo della Valle: Transactions, American Philosophical Society (vol. 87, part 5)
Eric R. Papenfuse (au)
Robert Goodloe Harper (1765-1825), a prominent attorney & U.S. Congressman from S. Carolina & Maryland, was one of the most influential Federalists of the early national period. The South’s leading proponent of the Jay Treaty, a framer of the Sedition Act, the powerful chairman of the House Ways & Means Comm., a dogged supported of Aaron Burr, an outspoken counsel for John Pickering & Samuel Chase, & 2-time failed V.P. candidate, Harper is traditionally remembered as an extreme example of unthinking, reactionary conservatism in an era of intense partisanship & bitter sectional conflict. In this revisionist account, Papenfuse reinterprets Harper’s political philosophy in light of his personal struggle with the moral dilemma of slavery. Illustrations.
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Raising Kane: Elisha kent Kane and the Culture of Fame in Antebellum America (Transaction Vol. 98, Pt 3)
Figuring History: American Philosophical Society Transactions Vol. 101 #4
Dashkova: A Life of Influence and Exile (Transaction 97-3)
Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (Vol. 153, No. 3)
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