History of American Political Thought

History of American Political Thought

by Bryan-Paul Frost
     
 

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History of American Political Thought is a unique one-volume companion to the study of American political thought that provides concise introductions to the most important and influential thinkers in American history, of all political persuasions from all time periods. The editors have assembled many of the nation's best scholars in political thought to present…  See more details below

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History of American Political Thought is a unique one-volume companion to the study of American political thought that provides concise introductions to the most important and influential thinkers in American history, of all political persuasions from all time periods. The editors have assembled many of the nation's best scholars in political thought to present portraits of the American statesmen, activists, and writers who have had a truly significant and lasting influence on American political life. In short and accessible essays on such statesmen as George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt, writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Mark Twain, and activists such as W.E.B. DuBois and Betty Friedan, the authors describe each figure's historical context and achievements, present a thorough analysis of their most notable writings and speeches, and highlight the significance of their work to our political heritage. History of American Political Thought not only provides a valuable resource for reference and research for students and scholars alike; it also displays the very tapestry of a growing country, woven through with the innovations in thought that have shaped and challenged—and continue to challenge—America's understanding of itself.

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Editorial Reviews

Hisory Of Political Thought
This collection of forty-five separately authored essays of fifty-five American political thinkers is at once diverse and unified. While this collection establishes a consensual Lockean philosophical founding, this founding, despite its internal tensions, is a philosophically articulate and coherent set of principles that underwrite the American regime of liberty.
CHOICE
Frost and Sikkenga have done a great service for students and teachers of American political thought in editing this massive volume. Highly recommended.
Choice
Frost and Sikkenga have done a great service for students and teachers of American political thought in editing this massive volume. Highly recommended.
Hisory of Political Thought
This collection of forty-five separately authored essays of fifty-five American political thinkers is at once diverse and unified. While this collection establishes a consensual Lockean philosophical founding, this founding, despite its internal tensions, is a philosophically articulate and coherent set of principles that underwrite the American regime of liberty.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739155967
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
07/14/2003
Series:
Applications of Political Theory
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
848
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Bryan-Paul Frost is the James A. and Kaye L. Crocker Endowed Professor in Political Science as well as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Louisiana. Jeffrey Sikkenga is Assistant Professor of Politcal Science at Ashland University. He is also an adjunct fellow at the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs.

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