Political Theory

Liberty, Democracy, and Property in the American States


Discussion at this conference focused on the American idea of self-government and federalism in the early years of the republic through an examination of the state constitutional convention debates held in Massachusetts, New York, and Virginia in the 1820s.


Conference Readings

Peterson, Merrill D. Democracy, Liberty, and Property: The State Constitutional Conventions of the 1820s. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2010.