BooknewsA reader for an introductory class in American politics and government, focusing on fundamental political principles and offering only classic examples of American political rhetoric. There are selections from , Frederick Douglass, Abigail Adams, and Bill Clinton, and generous excerpts from leading Supreme Court opinions on race, gender, school prayer, abortion, federalism, and other key political issues. Lacks a subject index. Lawler teaches political science at Berry College. Schaefer teaches political science at the University of Mobile. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Daniel J. MahoneyLawler and Schaefer have assembled a judicious and comprehensive selection of speeches and writings which capture the ongoing drama of American political life. Their brief and clear introductions provide an accurate context for understanding each contribution. . . .This book shows us that political science must begin with the keenest attention to civic life . . . to what citizens and statesmen say about their own concerns.
Don WagnerAmerican Political Rhetoric is simply the best collection of readings for introductory American Government courses I have used in over twenty years of college and university teaching . . .These readings have never failed to spark thoughtful discussions among my students, discussion of those profound, emotional issues that lie at the center of our public life.
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