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Individualism in the United States : a transformation in American political thought

Author: Stephanie M Walls
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2015, ©2015.
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Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics and society and the protection he receives in the US Constitution established the United States as an ideological trailblazer in this regard. However the individualism that inspired the Founders, has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie M Walls
ISBN: 9781623563486 1623563488 1623562147 9781623562144
OCLC Number: 1064632373
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: --
AcknowledgmentsPrefacePart One: The BackgroundChapter One --
Introduction to IndividualismChapter Two --
Foundational IndividualismChapter Three --
The Individual in Colonial AmericaPart Two: The IdealsChapter Four --
Political Individualism: Individualism during the Founding EraChapter Five --
Economic Individualism: Individualism and the Industrial RevolutionChapter Six --
Social Individualism: Individualism as a ParadoxPart Three: The ImplicationsChapter Seven --
Individualism TodayChapter Eight --
Reconstructing IndividualismBibliographyIndex.
Responsibility: Stephanie M. Walls.

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Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics and society and the protection he receives in the US Constitution established the United States as an ideological trailblazer in this regard. However the individualism that inspired the Founders, has transformed over time to reflect the changing economic and social landscape in the United States. Individualism in the United States provides a comprehensive introduction to the idea o.

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Assumptions about individualism permeate American culture, but often with little thought. Stephanie Walls, in Individualism in the United States, sets out to rectify that, examining the changing Read more...

 
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