Icons of Democracy: American Leaders as Heroes, Aristocrats, Dissenters and Democrats

Icons of Democracy: American Leaders as Heroes, Aristocrats, Dissenters and Democrats

by Bruce Miroff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0788160702

ISBN-13: 9780788160707

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company

A profound & disturbing examination of the dangers & possibilities of democratic leadership, this book traces a fundamental tension between leadership & popular democracy that has animated American life from the Revolution through the turbulent 1960s. Examines 9 emblematic political giants — Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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A profound & disturbing examination of the dangers & possibilities of democratic leadership, this book traces a fundamental tension between leadership & popular democracy that has animated American life from the Revolution through the turbulent 1960s. Examines 9 emblematic political giants — Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Theodore Roosevelt, Eugene Debs, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, & Martin Luther King, Jr. — revealing differences in their passions for distinction, commitments to democratic education, & responses to class, racial, & sexual tensions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788160707
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Pages:
422

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