African American Political Thought

African American Political Thought
Author: Melvin L. Rogers,Jack Turner
Pages: 808
ISBN: 9780226726076
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

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African American Political Thought offers an unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and African diaspora who have addressed the central issues of political life: democracy, race, violence, liberation, solidarity, and mass political action. Melvin L. Rogers and Jack Turner have brought together leading scholars to reflect on individual intellectuals from the past four centuries, developing their list with an expansive approach to political expression. The collected essays consider such figures as Martin Delany, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Audre Lorde, whose works are addressed by scholars such as Farah Jasmin Griffin, Robert Gooding-Williams, Michael Dawson, Nick Bromell, Neil Roberts, and Lawrie Balfour. While African American political thought is inextricable from the historical movement of American political thought, this volume stresses the individuality of Black thinkers, the transnational and diasporic consciousness, and how individual speakers and writers draw on various traditions simultaneously to broaden our conception of African American political ideas. This landmark volume gives us the opportunity to tap into the myriad and nuanced political theories central to Black life. In doing so, African American Political Thought: A Collected History transforms how we understand the past and future of political thinking in the West.

Redeeming American Political Thought

Redeeming American Political Thought
Author: Judith Nisse Shklar,Judith N. Shklar
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0226753476
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Release: 1998-02-03
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

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A collection of thirteen essays on American political thought.

History of American Political Thought

History of American Political Thought
Author: Bryan-Paul Frost,Jeffrey Sikkenga
Pages: 968
ISBN: 9781498558709
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Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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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 political persuasion.

Reconsidering American Political Thought

Reconsidering American Political Thought
Author: Saladin Ambar
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780429798184
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Release: 2019-11-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Filling in the missing spaces left by traditional textbooks on American political thought, Reconsidering American Political Thought uses race, gender, and ethnicity as a lens through which to engage ongoing debates on American values and intellectual traditions. Weaving document-based texts analysis with short excerpts from classics in American literature, this book presents a re-examination of the political and intellectual debates of consequence throughout American history. Purposely beginning the story in 1619, Saladin Ambar reassesses the religious, political, and social histories of the colonial period in American history. Thereafter, Ambar moves through the story of America, with each chapter focusing on a different era in American history up to the present day. Ambar threads together analysis of periods including Thomas Jefferson’s aspiration to create an "Empire of Liberty," the ethnic, racial, and gender-based discourse instrumental in creating a "Yankee" industrial state between 1877 and 1932, and the intellectual, cultural, and social forces that led to the political rise of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama in recent decades. In closing, Ambar assesses the prospects for a new, more invigorated political thought and discourse to reshape and redirect national energies and identity in the Trump presidency. Reconsidering American Political Thought presents a broad and subjective view about critical arguments in American political thought, giving future generations of students and lecturers alike an inclusive understanding of how to teach, research, study, and think about American political thought.

Foundations of American Political Thought

Foundations of American Political Thought
Author: Constance Polin,Raymond Polin
Pages: 591
ISBN: 0820479292
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Release: 2006
Editor: Peter Lang
Language: en

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Foundations of American Political Thought: Readings and Commentary explains American historical concepts and key political ideas from 1620 to 1910. In this primer for democracy, all verbatim passages and original documents point to their original intentions and ideological movements. Key terms and basic terminology are incisive and essential for a thorough understanding of democracy. This book represents the setting and trends that produced sound progress in American political growth.

A History of American Political Theories

A History of American Political Theories
Author: Charles Edward Merriam
Pages: 364
ISBN: OSU:32435004663191
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Release: 1903
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The American Road Trip and American Political Thought

The American Road Trip and American Political Thought
Author: Susan McWilliams Barndt
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781498556873
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Release: 2018-06-21
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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It’s hard to imagine the American dream without American road trips. This book takes readers on a journey through American road trip stories, revealing that they involve more than mere escapism—that they are an important and long-neglected source of American political thought.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Keith E. Whittington
Pages: 768
ISBN: 0199338868
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Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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American Political Thought: Readings and Materials presents a diverse collection of writings, speeches, judicial opinions, and other political documents, offering an introduction to the controversies and disputes that have mobilized Americans since the first settlements in North America. Ranging from the Colonial era to the present day-and featuring both traditional readings and lesser-known documents-this reader takes a historical approach that helps students see how political, economic, and social conditions led to the development of specific political ideas. Each chapter includes a substantial introduction and each reading is enriched by headnotes and discussion questions.

Foundations of American Political Thought

Foundations of American Political Thought
Author: Constance Polin,Raymond Polin
Pages: 591
ISBN: UOM:39015064688875
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Release: 2006
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Language: en

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Foundations of American Political Thought: Readings and Commentary explains American historical concepts and key political ideas from 1620 to 1910. In this primer for democracy, all verbatim passages and original documents point to their original intentions and ideological movements. Key terms and basic terminology are incisive and essential for a thorough understanding of democracy. This book represents the setting and trends that produced sound progress in American political growth.

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought
Author: Scott Bowman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780271044132
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Release: 2010-11-01
Editor: Penn State Press
Language: en

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American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Kenneth M. Dolbeare
Pages: 554
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039026039
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Release: 1981
Editor: Monterey, Calif. : Duxbury Press
Language: en

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A Preface to American Political Theory

A Preface to American Political Theory
Author: Donald S. Lutz
Pages: 188
ISBN: UOM:49015001384222
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Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Donald Lutz begins A Preface to American Political Theory by explaining what the book doesn't do. It doesn't begin with a panegyric to the American founding. It doesn't answer the following questions: "What are the basic principles in the U.S. Constitution? What were the intentions of the founders with respect to (fill in your own topic)? What is the meaning of pluralism, or separation of powers, or democracy, or (fill in your own concept)?" In short, it doesn't provide an overview of the content, development, or major conclusions of American political theory. What it does do is provide "a pre-theoretical analysis of how to go about studying questions like the ones above-how to conceptualize the project, how to proceed in looking for answers, how to avoid the logical traps peculiar to the study of American political theory." Lutz sets out to emancipate American political theorists from empiricism and inappropriate European theories and methadologies. The end result is to establish the foundation for the systematic study of American behavior, institutions, and ideas; to provide a general introduction to the study of American political theory; and to illustrate how textual analysis, history, empirical research, and analytic philosophy are all part of the enterprise. Designed for students and scholars in all disciplines, including political science, history, and legal studies, A Preface to American Political Theory doesn't provide answers to central continuing issues in American political theory. Rather, it provides an effective, sophisticated entree into the study of American political theory. Readers will be armed with the intellectual tools to engage in systematic study and makes them aware of the pitfalls they will inevitably encounter.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Isaac Kramnick
Pages: 1531
ISBN: 0393928861
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Release: 2009
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

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This authoritative and comprehensive new anthology presents key works in American political thought from the colonial period to the twenty-first century.

A History of American Political Thought

A History of American Political Thought
Author: A. J. Beitzinger
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781610975919
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Release: 2011-08-05
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

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This book provides a descriptive analysis and critical discussion of the origins, development, and interrelationships of American political ideas against the background of the birth, growth, and crises of the republic and the major historical movements of thought. Main emphasis is on the idea of constitutionalism and related concepts of higher law, liberty, justice, equality, democracy and the balanced state, as well as underlying notions of human nature, motivation, and behavior.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Ken Kersch
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781509530359
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Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

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How do Americans think about foundational political questions? Covering the full span of U.S. history, American Political Thought: An Invitation offers a lively yet sophisticated overview of the nature and dynamics of American Political Thought for students and general readers alike. Award-winning scholar Ken Kersch’s engaging introduction situates the key debates in their historical, political and cultural context. He introduces the touchstone frameworks and ideas that are both deeply ingrained and yet have been actively re-made in a country that has spent 250 years of shifting circumstances battling over their real-world implications. Covering thinkers ranging from Jefferson to Rawls, Du Bois to Audre Lorde, he examines the ambiguities of the purportedly ‘consensus’ American principles of liberty, equality, and democracy as well as addressing questions ranging from ‘What are the foundations of a legitimate political order?’ and ‘What is the appropriate role of government?’ to ‘What are the appropriate terms of full civic membership ?’ - and beyond. Politically balanced and inclusive, American Political Thought introduces the contested terrain concerning these core political questions as they were raised over the course of the USA’s often dramatic history.

History of American Political Thought

History of American Political Thought
Author: Raymond Garfield Gettell
Pages: 633
ISBN: UVA:X001123609
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Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Deforming American Political Thought

Deforming American Political Thought
Author: Michael J. Shapiro
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813138350
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Release: 2006-10-20
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Language: en

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By affirming the relativity of the American historical imagination, political theorist Michael J. Shapiro offers a powerful polemic against ethnocentric interpretations of American culture and politics. Deforming American Political Thought analyzes issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Shapiro offers a multifaceted argument that transcends the myopic scope of traditional political discourse. Deforming American Political Thought illustrates the various ways in which history, architecture, film, music, literature, and art provide approaches to the comprehension of diverse facets of American political thought from the founding to the present. Using these seemingly disparate disciplines as a framework, Shapiro paints a picture of American political philosophy that is as distinctive as it enlightening. Shapiro explores the historically vital role of dissenting points of view in American politics and asserts its continuing importance in today's political landscape. Exploring such diverse works as slave narratives, contemporary films, genre fiction, and blues and jazz music, Shapiro reveals that there have always been dissenting voices casting doubt on the moral purpose and exceptionalism of the American mind. An unprecedented inquiry into American politics, Deforming American Political Thought will surely serve to reinvigorate discussions about the essence of American political thought.

W E B Du Bois and American Political Thought

W E B  Du Bois and American Political Thought
Author: Adolph L. Reed
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9780195051742
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Release: 1997
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

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"Readers familiar with Adolph Reed Jr's work ...expect fiery polemics defending one interpretation of American race relations against any and all rivals. They will not be disappointed. Reed...not only aims to inform us of what Du Bois really meant, he also hurls a broadside against 'vindicationism'."--The New York Times Book Review In this explosive book, Reed covers for the first time the full sweep and totality of W. E. B. DuBois's political thought, while simultaneously remapping the history of twentieth-century progressive thought and sharply criticizing recent trends in Afro-American, literary, and cultural studies.

A History of American Political Theories

A History of American Political Theories
Author: Charles Merriam
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781351535359
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Release: 2017-07-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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A History of American Political Theories is a comprehensive attempt to understand the full sweep of American political thought since the founding. Working within the liberal-progressive tradition, Merriam reviewed American political history in its entirety, from the founding down to his own day. He was not out to reduce political thought to a single element such as economics alone; his aim was to encompass the whole of modern social science. The political science of the liberal-progressive tradition has roots and assumptions that were born in this period and nurtured by scholars such as Merriam. The progressive tradition in general and Merriam in particular interpreted the rise of a new science of politics that would be required for the liberal-progressive world view he represented. His work stands at a momentous fork in the road; two great traditions of how American democracy should be understood, interpreted, and analyzed parted company and afterward each went their separate ways. These traditions are represented, respectively, by the founders and the liberal-progressives. There was much at stake in these academic debates, though the consequences were not entirely foreseen at the time. An overview of the authors, works, and general source material covered in History of American Political Theories is impressive. Merriam viewed the study of American democracy as an eclectic activity embracing the broadest definition of the social sciences, with particular emphasis on psychology. Such a transformation required that the social sciences be grouped as a whole rather than fragmented into separate and distinct academic departments.

In the Shadow of Du Bois

In the Shadow of Du Bois
Author: Robert Gooding-Williams
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780674263918
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Release: 2011-04-15
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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The Souls of Black Folk is Du Bois’s outstanding contribution to modern political theory. It is his still influential answer to the question, “What kind of politics should African Americans conduct to counter white supremacy?” Here, in a major addition to American studies and the first book-length philosophical treatment of Du Bois’s thought, Robert Gooding-Williams examines the conceptual foundations of Du Bois’s interpretation of black politics. For Du Bois, writing in a segregated America, a politics capable of countering Jim Crow had to uplift the black masses while heeding the ethos of the black folk: it had to be a politics of modernizing “self-realization” that expressed a collective spiritual identity. Highlighting Du Bois’s adaptations of Gustav Schmoller’s social thought, the German debate over the Geisteswissenschaften, and William Wordsworth’s poetry, Gooding-Williams reconstructs Souls’ defense of this “politics of expressive self-realization,” and then examines it critically, bringing it into dialogue with the picture of African American politics that Frederick Douglass sketches in My Bondage and My Freedom. Through a novel reading of Douglass, Gooding-Williams characterizes the limitations of Du Bois’s thought and questions the authority it still exerts in ongoing debates about black leadership, black identity, and the black underclass. Coming to Bondage and then to these debates by looking backward and then forward from Souls, Gooding-Williams lets Souls serve him as a productive hermeneutical lens for exploring Afro-Modern political thought in America.