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I am hoping to assemble a session for the 2016 SHEAR meeting on ideology and policy, circa 1790-1840. My contribution would be an analysis of the debates over America's political economy, between those who pushed Adam Smith's ideas to new extremes by celebrating individual ambition and wealth, and those (like Thomas Skidmore and Seth Luther) who pushed republican and communitarian ideas into democratic, egalitarian territory. Please contact me offlist if you are interested in presenting or commenting.
Daniel Mandell, Truman State University