Good Citizenship in America

Good Citizenship in America

by David M. Ricci
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521543703

ISBN-13: 9780521543705

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In order to describe an American civic ideal for those who enjoy membership in the state and the obligations entailed, this study traces its development in American history. Starting from the republicanism of pre-1865, the book follows the widening of the franchise following post-1865 economic development. It characterizes the twentieth century by the increase and

Overview

In order to describe an American civic ideal for those who enjoy membership in the state and the obligations entailed, this study traces its development in American history. Starting from the republicanism of pre-1865, the book follows the widening of the franchise following post-1865 economic development. It characterizes the twentieth century by the increase and subsequent decline of consumerism, and by the development, in later years, of the "economic conscience". The volume's analysis of civic trends in America highlights many of the inherent ideals of American life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521543705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Origins: 1. The concept of citizenship; 2. Early civic ideas; Part II. American Exceptionalism: 3. The republican movement; 4. The democratic movement; 5. The challenge to good citizenship; Part III. The Modern Economy: 6. The rise of consumerism; 7. The costs of consumerism; Part IV. Good Citizenship: 8. Constructive thinking; 9. The primacy of politics; Part V. End Notes.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >