Liberal Tradition in America An Interpretation of American Political Thought since the Revolution

ISBN-10: 0156512696

ISBN-13: 9780156512695

Edition: 2nd 1955

Authors: Louis Hartz

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Hartz’s influential interpretation of american political thought since the Revolution. He contends that americanca gave rise to a new concept of a liberal society, a “liberal tradition” that has been central to our experience of events both at home and abroad. New Introduction by Tom Wicker; Index.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1955
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/29/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Louis Hartz (1919-1986) was professor of government at Harvard University until he retired in 1974. He was a prominent political scientist and proponent of American exceptionalism.

The Liberal Tradition in America
Preface
Feudalism and the American Experience
Revolution in a New World
America's "Social Revolution"
The Emergence of Democracy
The Whig Dilemma
The American Democrat: Hercules and Hamlet
The Feudal Dream of the South
The Reactionary Enlightenment
The Crusade Against "Free Society"
The American World of Horatio Alger
The New Whiggery: Democratic Capitalism
Progressives and Socialists
Depression and World Involvement
The New Deal
America and the World
Notes and Index
Index
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