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Reconstructing the national bank controversy : politics and law in the early American Republic, Eric Lomazoff

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Reconstructing the national bank controversy : politics and law in the early American Republic
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Reconstructing the national bank controversy
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politics and law in the early American Republic
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Eric Lomazoff
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eng
Summary
The Bank of the United States sparked several rounds of intense debate over the meaning of the Constitution's Necessary and Proper Clause, which authorizes the federal government to make laws that are "necessary" for exercising its other powers. Our standard account of the national bank controversy, however, is incomplete. The controversy was much more dynamic than a two-sided debate over a single constitutional provision and was shaped as much by politics as by law. With Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy, Eric Lomazoff offers a far more robust account of the constitutional politics of national banking between 1791 and 1832. During that time, three forces - changes within the Bank itself, growing tension over federal power within the Republican coalition, and the endurance of monetary turmoil beyond the War of 1812 - drove the development of our first major debate over the scope of federal power at least as much as the formal dimensions of the Constitution or the absence of a shared legal definition for the word "necessary." These three forces--sometimes alone, sometimes in combination--repeatedly reshaped the terms on which the Bank's constitutionality was contested. Lomazoff documents how these three dimensions of the polity changed over time and traces the manner in which they periodically led federal officials to adjust their claims about the Bank's constitutionality. This includes the emergence of the Coinage Clause--which gives Congress power to "coin money, regulate the value thereof" - as a novel justification for the institution
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Lomazoff, Eric,
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non fiction
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  • Bank of the United States (1791-1811)
  • Bank of the United States (1816-1836)
  • Constitutional history
  • Law
  • Banking law
  • Bank of the United States (1791-1811)
  • Bank of the United States (1816-1836)
  • Banking law
  • Constitutional history
  • Law
  • United States
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Reconstructing the national bank controversy : politics and law in the early American Republic, Eric Lomazoff
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: getting the ship out of the bottle -- Varieties of strict interpretation -- "Banco mania" and institutional drift -- "The great regulating wheel" and institutional conversion -- More than a constitutional rerun -- The compromise of 1816 -- McCulloch (1819) in the shadow of the compromise -- A tale of two clauses -- Conclusion: a revisionist bank narrative: lessons timely and timeless
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1028617511
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780226579313
Lccn
2018017410
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1028617511
Label
Reconstructing the national bank controversy : politics and law in the early American Republic, Eric Lomazoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: getting the ship out of the bottle -- Varieties of strict interpretation -- "Banco mania" and institutional drift -- "The great regulating wheel" and institutional conversion -- More than a constitutional rerun -- The compromise of 1816 -- McCulloch (1819) in the shadow of the compromise -- A tale of two clauses -- Conclusion: a revisionist bank narrative: lessons timely and timeless
Control code
1028617511
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780226579313
Lccn
2018017410
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1028617511

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