Democratick Editorials: Essays in Jacksonian Political Economy

William Leggett, courtesy of United States Library of Congress
Leggett, William
(1801-1839)
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Lawrence H. White, ed.
First Pub. Date
1834
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Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc.
LibertyPress
Pub. Date
1984
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Essays first published 1834-1837.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover
Table of Contents
Foreword by Lawrence H. White
PART I The Doctrine of Equal Rights
I.1 True Functions of Government
I.2 The Reserved Rights of the People
I.3 Objects of the Evening Post
I.4 Reply to the Charge of Lunacy
I.5 The Legislation of Congress
I.6 Religious Intolerance
I.7 Direct Taxation
I.8 The Course of the Evening Post
I.9 Chief Justice Marshall
I.10 Prefatory Remarks
I.11 The Sister Doctrines
I.12 The True Theory of Taxation
I.13 Strict Construction
I.14 Legislative Indemnity for Losses from Mobs
I.15 The Despotism of the Majority
I.16 Morals of Legislation
I.17 The Morals of Politics
PART II Separation of Bank and State
II.1 Bank of United States
II.2 Small Note Circulation
II.3 The Monopoly Banking System
II.4 Uncurrent Bank Notes
II.5 Fancy Cities
II.6 Causes of Financial Distress
II.7 Why Is Flour So Dear?
II.8 Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Discontents
II.9 Strictures on the Late Message
II.10 The Value of Money
II.11 The Way to Cheapen Flour
II.12 The Money Market and Nicholas Biddle
II.13 The Pressure, the Cause of it, and the Remedy
II.14 Connexion of State with Banking
II.15 The Crisis
II.16 The Bankrupt Banks
II.17 What We Must Do, and What We Must Not
II.18 The Foresight of Individual Enterprise
II.19 The Safety Fund Bubble
II.20 Separation of Bank and State
II.21 The Remedy for Broken Banks
II.22 "Blest Paper Credit"
II.23 Questions and Answers
II.24 The True and Natural System
II.25 The Bugbear of the Bank Democrats
II.26 Bank and State
II.27 Theory and Practice
II.28 Separation of Bank and State
II.29 "Specie Basis"
II.30 The Natural System
II.31 The Credit System and the Aristocracy
II.32 The Divorce of Politicks and Banking
PART III Abolition Insolence
III.1 Riot at the Chatham-Street Chapel
III.2 Governor McDuffie's Message
III.3 The Abolitionists
III.4 Reward for Arthur Tappan
III.5 The Anti-Slavery Society
III.6 Abolitionists
III.7 Slavery No Evil
III.8 Progress of Fanaticism
III.9 An Argument Against Abolition Refuted
III.10 Commencement of the Administration of Martin Van Buren
III.11 The Question of Slavery Narrowed to a Point
III.12 "Abolition Insolence"
PART IV The Division of Political Classes
IV.1 Despotism of Andrew Jackson
IV.2 The Division of Parties
IV.3 Rich and Poor
IV.4 The Street of the Palaces
IV.5 American Nobility
IV.6 The Inequality of Human Condition
IV.7 A Bad Beginning
IV.8 The Whig Embassy to Washington, and Its Result
IV.9 Right Views Among the Right Sort of People
IV.10 Newspaper Nominations
IV.11 Foreign "Paupers"
PART V The Principles of Free Trade
V.1 Monopolies: I
V.2 "A Little Free-Trade Crazy"
V.3 Asylum for Insane Paupers
V.4 Monopolies: II
V.5 Revolutionary Pensioners
V.6 Joint-Stock Partnership Law
V.7 The Ferry Monopoly
V.8 Free Trade Post Office
V.9 Stock Gambling
V.10 Weighmaster General
V.11 State Prison Monopoly
V.12 Corporation Property
V.13 Regulation of Coal
V.14 Free Ferries and an Agrarian Law
V.15 Thanksgiving Day
V.16 Municipal Docks
V.17 Associated Effort
V.18 The Coal Question
V.19 The Corporation Question
V.20 Free Trade Weights and Measures
V.21 Associated Effort
V.22 Sale of Publick Lands
V.23 Manacles Instead of Gyves
V.24 The Meaning of Free Trade
V.25 Gambling Laws
V.26 Free Trade Post Office
V.27 Free Trade, Taxes, and Subsidies
V.28 Meek and Gentle with These Butchers
V.29 The Cause of High Prices, and the Rights of Combination
V.30 Omnipotence of the Legislature
PART VI Literary Property
VI.1 Rights of Authors
VI.2 The Rights of Authors
VI.3 Right of Property in the Fruits of Intellectual Labour
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