History of American Political Thought

ISBN-10: 0739106244
ISBN-13: 9780739106242
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $67.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 6/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

This book is a collection of secondary essays on America's most important philosophic thinkers--statesmen, judges, writers, educators, and activists--from the colonial period to the present. Each essay is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of a noted American on the fundamental meaning of the American regime.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America
From Colony to Nation (1608-1776)
John Winthrop, John Cotton, and Nathaniel Niles: The Basic Principles of Puritan Political Thought
Thomas Hutchinson and James Otis on Sovereignty, Obedience, and Rebellion
Thomas Paine: The American Radical
Benjamin Franklin: A Model American and an American Model
The New Republic (1776-1820)
Liberty, Constitutionalism, and Moderation: The Political Thought of George Washington
John Adams and the Republic of Laws
Legitimate Government, Religion, and Education: The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson
The Political Science of James Madison
Alexander Hamilton on the Strategy of American Free Government
America's Modernity: James Wilson on Natural Law and Natural Rights
Anti-Federalist Political Thought: Brutus and The Federal Farmer
The New Constitutionalism of Publius
Union, Constitutionalism, and the Judicial Defense of Rights: John Marshall
A Divided Nation (1820-1865)
John Quincy Adams on Principle and Practice
Union and Liberty: The Political Thought of Daniel Webster
Henry Clay and the Statesmanship of Compromise
John C. Calhoun and the Reexamination of American Democracy
The Art of the Judge: Justice Joseph Story and the Founders' Constitution
James Fenimore Cooper: Nature and Nature's God
Religion, Nature, and Disobedience in the Thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau
"Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land": Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Abolition of Slavery
Abraham Lincoln: The Moderation of a Democratic Statesman
Growth of an Empire (1865-1945)
Feminism as an American Project: The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Mark Twain on the American Character
Pricking the Bubble of Utopian Sentiment: The Political Thought of William Graham Sumner
Booker T. Washington and the "Severe American Crucible"
Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: W. E. B. Du Bois's Vision of Race Synthesis
Henry Adams and Our Ancient Faith
Jane Addams as Civic Theorist: Struggling to Reconcile Competing Claims
Herbert Croly's Progressive "Liberalism"
Theodore Roosevelt and the Stewardship of the American Presidency
Woodrow Wilson, the Organic State, and American Republicanism
The Making of the Modern Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis
John Dewey's Alternative Liberalism
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Second Bill of Rights
New Challenges at Home and Abroad (1945-present)
Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism
Walker Percy's American Thomism
Russell Kirk's Anglo-American Conservatism
The Two Revolutions of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X: From Apolitical Acolyte to Political Preacher
Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem: The Popular Transformation of American Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century
John Rawls's "Democratic" Theory of Justice
Henry Kissinger: The Challenge of Statesmanship in Liberal Democracy
Irving Kristol and the Reinvigoration of Bourgeois Republicanism
The Jurisprudence of William Joseph Brennan, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall
The Textualist Jurisprudence of Antonin Scalia
Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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