Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Commons Democracy 

Dana D. Nelson
Fordham University Press
232 pages

“Commons Democracy is an exhilarating and compelling account of early U.S. forms of participatory democracy that have largely disappeared from critical view behind the shadow of the dominant account of the Founders’ creation of formal electoral democracy.”

-Elizabeth Maddock Dillon Northeastern University