The people's martyr : Thomas Wilson Dorr and his 1842 Rhode Island rebellion

"In 1840s Rhode Island, the state's seventeenth-century colonial charter remained in force and restricted suffrage to property owners, effectively disenfranchising 60 percent of potential voters. Thomas Wilson Dorr's failed attempt to rectify that situation through constitutional refo...

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Main Author: Chaput, Erik J.
Format: Book
Published: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2013]
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Table of Contents:
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  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Beginnings
  • 2. Jacksonian Dissident
  • 3. The Abolitionists and the People's Constitution
  • 4. Peaceably If We Can, Forcibly If We Must
  • 5. The Arsenal
  • 7. Grist for the Political Mill
  • 8. The People's Sovereignty in the Courtroom
  • 9. The Legacy of the People's Sovereignty
  • Coda
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
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