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Basic History of American Conservatism

Basic History of American Conservatism

by Robert Muccigrosso

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ISBN-10: 157524070X

ISBN-13: 9781575240701

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company

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Krieger Publishing Company
Publication date:
Anvil Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsvii
Part IHistory
1.Conservatism in Colonial and Early America3
2.Conservatism in the Age of Democracy14
3.Conservatism in the Antebellum South28
4.The Rise of Laissez-Faire Conservatism39
5.Conservative Custodians of Culture55
6.Conservatism Between the Wars66
7.The Postwar Conservative Revival80
8.Conservatism in an Age of Turmoil95
9.Conservatism Ascendant: The Reagan Years and After112
Part IIDocuments
1.Alexander Hamilton Broadly Interprets the Constitution133
2.A Conservative Defends a Republican Form of Government137
3.The Supreme Court Extends Its Powers139
4.A Defense of Property Qualifications for Voting143
5.An Argument for Liberty Balanced by Order146
6.John C. Calhoun and the Concurrent Majority149
7.A Southerner Defends Slavery153
8.An Argument for Laissez-Faire Conservatism157
9.The Effects of Public Opinion on Democracy160
10.A Cultural Conservative's Ambivalence163
11.A Conservative Looks to Medievalism166
12.A New Humanist Urges Aristocracy168
13.A Southern Agrarian Takes His Stand172
14.A Conservative Opposes Universal Military Training176
15.William F. Buckley, Jr. Speaks out for Conservatism180
16.Young Conservatives Affirm Their Principles184
17.Barry Goldwater Opposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964186
18.Irving Kristol on Conservatism and Capitalism189
19.A Jurist Calls for Judicial Restraint192
20.The Moral Majority and Its Goals195
21.Cultural Modernism and Capitalism198
22.A Neoconservative's Views on Foreign Policy202
Select Bibliography207

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