American Conservatism: Thinking It, Teaching It

American Conservatism: Thinking It, Teaching It

by Paul Lyons
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826516262

ISBN-13: 9780826516268

Pub. Date: 04/13/2009

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

This book offers a rare opportunity to read about how a scholar's teaching informs his research, in this case an examination of the nature of American conservatism. It is based on an interdisciplinary senior seminar Paul Lyons taught in Spring 2006. His teaching log, including student comments from an electronic conferencing system, gives a vivid sense of the daily

Overview

This book offers a rare opportunity to read about how a scholar's teaching informs his research, in this case an examination of the nature of American conservatism. It is based on an interdisciplinary senior seminar Paul Lyons taught in Spring 2006. His teaching log, including student comments from an electronic conferencing system, gives a vivid sense of the daily frustrations and triumphs. Lyons reflects on some of the most difficult issues in higher education today, such as how to handle racism and political passions in the classroom, as well as how a teacher presents his own political convictions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826516268
Publisher:
Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date:
04/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: What Is American Conservatism? 1

Part I Teaching Conservatism

1 Teaching Log: Starting Out 19

2 Teaching Log: The Stretch Drive 64

Course Syllabus 108

American Conservatism Defined 116

Part II Thinking Conservatism

3 From Camelot to Cowboy 121

4 Cities on a Hill 132

5 Is There an American Conservatism? 147

Postscript

As We Approach the Future 173

Notes 179

Bibliography 187

Index 197

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