History of American Political Thought

History of American Political Thought

by Bryan-Paul Frost
     
 

Political scientists examine what 55 thinkers have thought about the US since its founding. After an introductory chapter on the French thinker Alexi de Tocquevelle, the Americans range from the Puritans to contemporary feminists, and were selected as contributing to thought about the country as a whole—rather than some aspect or contemporary issue—and as… See more details below

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Political scientists examine what 55 thinkers have thought about the US since its founding. After an introductory chapter on the French thinker Alexi de Tocquevelle, the Americans range from the Puritans to contemporary feminists, and were selected as contributing to thought about the country as a whole—rather than some aspect or contemporary issue—and as representative of their time. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739106235
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Series:
Applications of Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 10.38(h) x 2.29(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America1
Pt. 1From Colony to Nation (1608-1776)
1John Winthrop, John Cotton, and Nathaniel Niles: The Basic Principles of Puritan Political Thought25
2Thomas Hutchinson and James Otis on Sovereignty, Obedience, and Rebellion44
3Thomas Paine: The American Radical63
4Benjamin Franklin: A Model American and an American Model80
Pt. 2The New Republic (1776-1820)
5Liberty, Constitutionalism, and Moderation: The Political Thought of George Washington95
6John Adams and the Republic of Laws114
7Legitimate Government, Religion, and Education: The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson132
8The Political Science of James Madison149
9Alexander Hamilton on the Strategy of American Free Government167
10America's Modernity: James Wilson on Natural Law and Natural Rights192
11Anti-Federalist Political Thought: Brutus and The Federal Farmer216
12The New Constitutionalism of Publius230
13Union, Constitutionalism, and the Judicial Defense of Rights: John Marshall248
Pt. 3A Divided Nation (1820-1865)
14John Quincy Adams on Principle and Practice271
15Union and Liberty: The Political Thought of Daniel Webster287
16Henry Clay and the Statesmanship of Compromise302
17John C. Calhoun and the Reexamination of American Democracy316
18The Art of the Judge: Justice Joseph Story and the Founders' Constitution325
19James Fenimore Cooper: Nature and Nature's God342
20Religion, Nature, and Disobedience in the Thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau355
21"Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land": Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Abolition of Slavery376
22Abraham Lincoln: The Moderation of a Democratic Statesman395
Pt. 4Growth of an Empire (1865-1945)
23Feminism as an American Project: The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton419
24Mark Twain on the American Character430
25Pricking the Bubble of Utopian Sentiment: The Political Thought of William Graham Sumner451
26Booker T. Washington and the "Severe American Crucible"464
27Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: W. E. B. Du Bois's Vision of Race Synthesis479
28Henry Adams and Our Ancient Faith491
29Jane Addams as Civic Theorist: Struggling to Reconcile Competing Claims504
30Herbert Croly's Progressive "Liberalism"521
31Theodore Roosevelt and the Stewardship of the American Presidency536
32Woodrow Wilson, the Organic State, and American Republicanism549
33The Making of the Modern Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis569
34John Dewey's Alternative Liberalism585
35Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Second Bill of Rights598
Pt. 5New Challenges at Home and Abroad (1945-present)
36Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism617
37Walker Percy's American Thomism633
38Russell Kirk's Anglo-American Conservatism646
39The Two Revolutions of Martin Luther King, Jr.666
40Malcolm X: From Apolitical Acolyte to Political Preacher687
41Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem: The Popular Transformation of American Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century697
42John Rawls's "Democratic" Theory of Justice713
43Henry Kissinger: The Challenge of Statesmanship in Liberal Democracy733
44Irving Kristol and the Reinvigoration of Bourgeois Republicanism754
45The Jurisprudence of William Joseph Brennan, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall772
46The Textualist Jurisprudence of Antonin Scalia787
Index805
About the Editors and Contributors825

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