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Toward democracy : the struggle for self-rule in European and American thought

Author: James T Kloppenberg
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
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The history of democracy, in addition to being a tale of social movements and political and economic developments, is also a story of ideas. In Toward Democracy, James T. Kloppenberg explores this story of ideas, focusing on the evolution of democracy in Britain's North American colonies and then in the United States. By concentrating on historical figures whose pivotal texts and framed arguments helped form the  Read more...
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Kloppenberg, James T.
Toward democracy.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2015033581
(OCoLC)921864707
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James T Kloppenberg
ISBN: 9780190457679 0190457678
OCLC Number: 953456226
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Born in bloodshed: the origins of democracy --
Voices in the wilderness: democracies in North America --
Democracy deferred: the English Civil War --
Coup d-Etat: 1688 in England and America --
Sympathy, will, and democracy in the enlightenments of Europe --
Faith, enlightenment, and resistance in America --
Democracy and American independence --
Constituting American democracy --
Ratification and reciprocity --
Delusions of unity and collisions with tradition in the French revolution --
Virtue and violence in the French revolution --
Democracy in the wake of terror --
Diagnosing democratic cultures in America and Europe --
The tragic irony of democracy.
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James T. Kloppenberg explores the evolution of democracy, and specifically, the European influences on American ideas of a democratic society.  Read more...

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