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The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America (Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist)

Elusive Republic - Drew R. McCoyo, Drew R. McCoyo Jeffersonian Republicans, especially Madison but even including Franklin, thought they could use the frontier to substitute development across space for development over time. In this way, America could be kept in a sort-of artificial infancy, forestalling the what these men (all familiar with classical antiquity) universally believed was the inevitable declension of civilization and decadence. Their objective was to keep America in an intermediate state which they hoped would allow for commercialization without the “corruption” of public morals and dependence on imported luxuries which they believed marked the beginning of the end for a republic.