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History of American political thought

History of American political thought

Author: Bryan-Paul Frost; Jeffrey Sikkenga
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003.
Series: Applications of political theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
History of American Political Thought is a unique one-volume companion to the study of American political thought that provides concise introductions to the most important and influential thinkers in American history, of all political persuasions from all time periods. The editors have assembled many of the nation's best scholars in political thought to present portraits of the American statesmen, activists, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
History of American political thought.
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan-Paul Frost; Jeffrey Sikkenga
ISBN: 0739106236 0739106244 9780739106235 9780739106242
OCLC Number: 51984799
Description: xii, 834 pages ; 27 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. From colony to nation (1608-1776). John Winthrop, John Cotton, and Nathaniel Niles : the basic principles of Puritan political thought / Michael J. Rosano ; Thomas Hutchinson and James Otis on sovereignty, obedience, and rebellion / Howard L. Lubert ; Thomas Paine : the American radical / John Koritansky ; Benjamin Franklin : a model American and an American model / Steven Forde --
pt. 2. The new republic (1776-1820). Liberty, constitutionalism, and moderation : the political thought of George Washington / Paul O. Carrese ; John Adams and the republic of laws / Richard Samuelson ; Legitimate government, religion, and education : the political philosophy of Thomas Jefferson / Aristide Tessitore ; The political science of James Madison / Michael P. Zuckert ; Alexander Hamilton on the strategy of American free government / Karl-Friedrich Walling ; America's modernity : James Wilson on natural law and natural rights / Eduardo A. Velásquez ; Anti-Federalist political thought : Brutus and The Federal Farmer / Murray Dry ; The new constitutionalism of Publius / James R. Stoner, Jr. ; Union, constitutionalism, and the judicial defense of rights : John Marshall / Matthew J. Franck --
pt. 3. A divided nation (1820-1865). John Quincy Adams on principle and practice / David Tucker ; Union and liberty : the political thought of Daniel Webster / Sean Mattie ; Henry Clay and the statesmanship of compromise / Kimberly C. Shankman ; John C. Calhoun and the reexamination of American democracy / John Agresto ; The art of the judge : Justice Joseph Story and the Founders' Constitution / Peter Schotten ; James Fenimore Cooper : nature and nature's God / John E. Alvis ; Religion, nature, and disobedience in the thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau / Bryan-Paul Frost ; "Proclaim liberty throughout the land" : Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the abolition of slavery / Richard S. Ruderman ; Abraham Lincoln : the moderation of a democratic statesman / Steven Kautz. pt. 4. Growth of an empire (1865-1945). Feminism as an American project : the political thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton / Melissa S. Williams ; Mark Twain on the American character / David Foster ; Pricking the bubble of utopian sentiment : the political thought of William Graham Sumner / Lance Robinson ; Booker T. Washington and the "severe American crucible" / Peter W. Schramm ; Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture : W.E.B. Du Bois's vision of race synthesis / Jonathan Marks ; Henry Adams and our ancient faith / Christopher Flannery ; Jane Addams as civic theorist : struggling to reconcile competing claims / Jean Bethke Elshtain ; Herbert Croly's progressive "liberalism" / Thomas S. Engeman ; Theodore Roosevelt and the stewardship of the American presidency / Jean M. Yarbrough ; Woodrow Wilson, the organic state, and American republicanism / Ronald J. Pestritto ; The making of the modern Supreme Court : Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis / David F. Forte ; John Dewey's alternative liberalism / David Fott ; Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the second Bill of Rights / Donald R. Brand --
pt. 5. New challenges at home and abroad (1945-present). Ayn Rand : radical for capitalism / William Thomas ; Walker Percy's American Thomism / Peter Augustine Lawler ; Russell Kirk's Anglo-American conservatism / James McClellan ; The two revolutions of Martin Luther King, Jr. / Peter C. Myers ; Malcolm X : from apolitical acolyte to political preacher / Lucas E. Morel ; Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem : the popular transformation of American feminism in the late twentieth century / Natalie Taylor and Daryl McGowan Tress ; John Rawls's "democratic" theory of justice / David Lewis Schaefer ; Henry Kissinger : the challenge of statesmanship in liberal democracy / Peter Josephson ; Irving Kristol and the reinvigoration of bourgeois republicanism / Laurence D. Cooper ; The jurisprudence of William Joseph Brennan, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall / Bradley C.S. Watson ; The textualist jurisprudence of Antonin Scalia / Ralph A. Rossum.
Series Title: Applications of political theory.
Responsibility: edited by Bryan-Paul Frost and Jeffrey Sikkenga.


Revised and updated, this long-awaited second edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the most important American statesmen, activists, and writers regardless of the historical era or  Read more...


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This collection of forty-five separately authored essays of fifty-five American political thinkers is at once diverse and unified. While this collection establishes a consensual Lockean philosophical Read more...

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