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Edmund Burke in America : the contested career of the father of modern conservatism

Author: Drew Maciag
Publisher: Ithaca (N.Y.) : Cornell University Press, 2013, cop. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drew Maciag traces Burke's reception and reputation in the United States, from the contest of ideas between Burke and Thomas Paine in the Revolutionary period, to the Progressive Era to his  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Edmund Burke; Edmund Burke; Edmund Burke; Edmund Burke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Drew Maciag
ISBN: 9780801448959 0801448956
OCLC Number: 864899460
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-285 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: In Search of Icons1. Burke in Brief: A "Philosophical" PrimerPart I: Early America2. Old Seeds, New Soil: The Land of Paine3. Federalist Persuasions: John and J. Q. Adams4. Democratic America: The Ethos of Liberalism5. American Whigs: A Conservative ResponsePart II: Transition to Modern America6. The Gilded Age: Eclectic Interpretations7. Theodore Roosevelt: Blazing Forward, Looking Backward8. Woodrow Wilson: Confronting American MaturityPart III: Postwar America9. Modern Times: Conjunctions and Consensus10. Natural Law: A Neo-traditionalist Revival11. The Cold War: Existential Threat Redux12. Contemporary Conservatives: Victories and IllusionsConclusion: A World without FathersNotesIndex
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