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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 wholerather than some aspect or contemporary issueand as representative of their time. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Table of Contents
Part 1 From Colony to Nation (1608-1776) Chapter 2 John Winthrop, John Cotton, and Nathaniel Niles: The Basic Principles of Puritan Political Thought Chapter 3 Thomas Hutchinson and James Otis on Sovereignty, Obedience, and Rebellion Chapter 4 Thomas Paine: The American Radical Chapter 5 Benjamin Franklin: A Model American and an American Model Part 6 The New Republic (1776-1820) Chapter 7 Liberty, Constitutionalism, and Moderation: The Political Thought of George Washington Chapter 8 John Adams and the Republic of Laws Chapter 9 Legitimate Government, Religion, and Education: The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson Chapter 10 The Political Science of James Madison Chapter 11 Alexander Hamilton on the Strategy of American Free Government Chapter 12 America's Modernity: James Wilson on Natural Law and Natural Rights Chapter 13 Anti-Federalist Political Thought: Brutus and Federal Farmer Chapter 14 The New Constitutionalism of Publius Chapter 15 Union, Constitutionalism, and the Judicial Defense of Rights: John Marshall Part 16 A Divided Nation (1820-1865) Chapter 17 John Quincy Adams on Principle and Practice Chapter 18 Union and Liberty: The Political Thought of Daniel Webster Chapter 19 Henry Clay and the Statesmanship of Compromise Chapter 20 John C. Calhoun and the Reexamination of American Democracy Chapter 21 The Art of the Judge: Justice Joseph Story and the Founders' Constitution Chapter 22 James Fenimore Cooper: Nature and Nature's God Chapter 23 Religion, Nature, and Disobedience in the Thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau Chapter 24 "Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land": Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Abolition of Slavery Chapter 25 Abraham Lincoln: The Moderation of a Democratic Statesman Part 26 Growth of an Empire (1865-1945) Chapter 27 Feminism as an American project: The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Chapter 28 Mark Twain on the American Character Chapter 29 Pricking the Bubble of Utopian Sentiment: The Political Thought of William Graham Summer Chapter 30 Booker T. Washington and the "Severe American Crucible" Chapter 31 Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: W. E. B. Du Bois's Vision of Race Synthesis Chapter 32 Henry Adams and Our Ancient Faith Chapter 33 Jane Addams as Civic Theorist: Struggling to Reconcile Competing Claims Chapter 34 Herbert Croly's Progressive "Liberalism" Chapter 35 Theodore Roosevelt and the Stewardship of the American Presidency Chapter 36 Woodrow Wilson, the Organic State, and American Republicanism Chapter 37 The Making of the Modern Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis Chapter 38 John Dewey's Alternative Liberalism Chapter 39 Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Second Bill of Rights Part 40 New Challenges at Home and Abroad (1945-present) Chapter 41 Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism Chapter 42 Walker Percy's American Thomism Chapter 43 The Political Thought of Russell Kirk Chapter 44 The Two Revolutions of Martin Luther King, Jr. Chapter 45 Malcolm X: From Apolitcal Acolyte to Political Preacher Chapter 46 Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem: The Popular Transformation of American Feminism inthe Late Twentieth Century Chapter 47 John Rawls's "Democratic" Theory of Justice Chapter 48 Henry Kissinger: The Challenge of Statesmanship in Liberal Democracy Chapter 49 Irving Kristol and the Reinvigoration of Bourgeois Republicanism Chapter 50 The Jurisprudence of William Joseph Brennan, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall Chapter 51 The Textualist Jurisprudence of Antonin Scalia