American Model of Revolutionary Leadership: George Washington and Other Founders / Edition 1

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This book is designed to be a contribution to the lessons the world can learn from the leadership in the American Revolutionary experience. The emphasis is on the transition from revolutionary to stable democratic leadership. The first part contains chapters by Garry Wills, Forest McDonald, and Barry Schwartz on 'Power Gained by Surrender,' 'Washington, Cato, and Honor,' and 'George Washington and a Whig Conception of Leadership,' respectively. The second section focuses on contrasting models and includes the selections: 'Samuel Adams and Saint-Just: Contrasting Examples of Professional Revolutionaries' by Moshe Hazani; 'Revolutionary Leadership and the Problem of Power' by Gary Schmitt; and 'Albert Gallatin: Political Method in Leadership' by Rozann Rothman. The final section looks toward leadership in subsequent generations in sections: 'Lincoln's Political Humanitarianism: Moral Reform and the Covenant Tradition in American Political Culture' by David Greenstone and 'Where have all the Leaders Gone? Ruling Elites and Revolution since World War II' by Steven Spiegel. Co-published with the Center for the Study of Federalism.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819183514
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 3/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 The Transition from Revolutionary to Stable Democratic Leadership
Ch. 1 Contrasting Models of Revolutionary Leadership 3
Ch. 2 Power Gained by Surrender 29
Ch. 3 Washington, Cato, and Honor: A Model for Revolutionary Leadership 43
Ch. 4 George Washington and the Whig Conception of Heroic Leadership 59
Pt. 2 Contrasting Models
Ch. 5 Samuel Adams and Saint-Just: Contrasting Examples of Professional Revolutionaries 95
Ch. 6 Revolutionary Leadership and the Problem of Power 139
Ch. 7 Jefferson and Executive Power: Revisionism and the "Revolution of 1800" 149
Ch. 8 Albert Gallatin: Political Method in Leadership 173
Pt. 3 Leadership in Subsequent Generations
Ch. 9 Lincoln's Political Humanitarianism: Moral Reform and the Covenant Tradition in American Political Culture 195
Ch. 10 Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Ruling Elites and Revolution Since World War II 227
About the Authors 251
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