History of American Political Thought

Author: Bryan-Paul Frost
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739106244
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Political Science

This book is a collection of secondary essays on America's most important philosophic thinkers—statesmen, judges, writers, educators, and activists—from the colonial period to the present. Each essay is a comprehensive introduction to the thought of a noted American on the fundamental meaning of the American regime.

A History of American Political Thought

Author: A. J. Beitzinger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781610975919
Release Date: 2011-08-05
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a descriptive analysis and critical discussion of the origins, development, and interrelationships of American political ideas against the background of the birth, growth, and crises of the republic and the major historical movements of thought. Main emphasis is on the idea of constitutionalism and related concepts of higher law, liberty, justice, equality, democracy and the balanced state, as well as underlying notions of human nature, motivation, and behavior.

American Political Thought

Author: Richard Stevens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351532389
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Political Science

This book focuses on the political thought of American statesmen. These statesmen have had consistent and comprehensive views of the good of the country and their actions have been informed by those views. The editors argue that political life in America has been punctuated by three great crises in its history?the crisis of the Founding, the crisis of the House Divided, and the crisis of the Great Depression.The Second World War was a crisis not just for America but for the whole of Western Civilization and, in the wake of that war, a new crisis arose which came to be called the "Cold War." Just when that gave the appearance of being resolved, the world reached a new juncture, a new crisis, which Samuel P. Huntington dubbed the "clash of civilizations." The statesmen having political responsibility in confronting the first three crises in America's history came as close to philosophic grasp of the problems of liberal democracy as one could demand from those embroiled in the active resolution of events. Their reflection of political philosophy in the full sense informed their actions.Since we cannot confidently explain the future, Aristotle warned us to call no man happy while he still lives. Thus the book, in its third edition, keeps to its settled pattern of dealing with settled matters. The preface to the third edition confronts the three later crises and, to the extent consistent with truth, attempts to relate them to the first three.

A Student s Guide to American Political Thought

Author: George Wescott Carey
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
ISBN: UOM:49015003437184
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

Who are the most influential thinkers, and which are the most important concepts, events, and documents in the study of the American political tradition? How ought we regard the beliefs and motivations of the founders, the debate over the ratification of the Constitution, the historical circumstances of the Declaration of Independence, the rise of the modern presidency, and the advent of judicial supremacy? These are a few of the fascinating questions canvassed by George W. Carey in A Student's Guide to American Political Thought. Carey's primer instructs students on the fundamental matters of American political theory while telling them where to turn to obtain a better grasp on the ideas that have shaped the American political heritage.

Deforming American Political Thought

Author: Michael Shapiro
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813171531
Release Date: 2006-10-20
Genre: Political Science

By affirming the relativity of the American historical imagination, political theorist Michael J. Shapiro offers a powerful polemic against ethnocentric interpretations of American culture and politics. Deforming American Political Thought analyzes issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson’s vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Shapiro offers a multifaceted argument that transcends the myopic scope of traditional political discourse. Deforming American Political Thought illustrates the various ways in which history, architecture, film, music, literature, and art provide approaches to the comprehension of diverse facets of American political thought from the founding to the present. Using these seemingly disparate disciplines as a framework, Shapiro paints a picture of American political philosophy that is as distinctive as it enlightening. Shapiro explores the historically vital role of dissenting points of view in American politics and asserts its continuing importance in today’s political landscape. Exploring such diverse works as slave narratives, contemporary films, genre fiction, and blues and jazz music, Shapiro reveals that there have always been dissenting voices casting doubt on the moral purpose and exceptionalism of the American mind. An unprecedented inquiry into American politics, Deforming American Political Thought will surely serve to reinvigorate discussions about the essence of American political thought.

Foundations of American Political Thought

Author: Constance Polin
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820479292
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Political Science

Foundations of American Political Thought: Readings and Commentary explains American historical concepts and key political ideas from 1620 to 1910. In this primer for democracy, all verbatim passages and original documents point to their original intentions and ideological movements. Key terms and basic terminology are incisive and essential for a thorough understanding of democracy. This book represents the setting and trends that produced sound progress in American political growth.

African American Political Thought 1890 1930

Author: Cary D. Wintz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317477471
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: History

This text presents a selection of essays and speeches written between 1890 and 1930 by Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, A. Philip Randolph and Marcus Garvey. The work analyses African-American political thought, defining the options confronting African Americans in the 20th century.

Political Thought in the United States

Author: Lyman Tower Sargent
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814780480
Release Date: 1997-08-01
Genre: Political Science

An "Indispensable" Book of The Black World Today website Much has been written about the Black Power movement in the United States. Most of this work, however, tends to focus on the personalities of the movement. In We Are Not What We Seem, Roderick D. Bush takes a fresh look at Black Power and other African American social movements with a specific emphasis on the role of the urban poor in the struggle for Black rights. Bush traces the trajectory of African American social movements from the time Booker T. Washington to the present, providing an integrated discussion of class. He addresses questions crucial to any understanding of Black politics: Is the Black Power movement simply another version of the traditional American ethnic politics, or does it have wider social import? What role has the federal government played in implicitly grooming social conservatives like Louis Farrakhan to assume leadership positions as opposed to leftist, grassroots, class-oriented leaders? Bush avoids the traditional liberal and social democratic approaches in favor of a more universalistic perspective that offers new insights into the history of Black movements in the U.S.

African American Political Thought Integration vs separatism from the colonial period to the present

Author: Marcus D. Pohlmann
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415942896
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

Much has been written about the Muslim Murid movement and its leader Shamil, who resisted the Tsarist Russian expansion into Chechan and Daghestan for more than quarter of a century. This study, based on research in multilingual archives, offers a fresh insight into a subject that generates constant controversy in Russian historiography and has often been misinterpreted by Western scholars.

The Modern African American Political Thought Reader

Author: Angela Jones
ISBN: 0415895707
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

The Modern African American Political Thought Reader compiles the work of great African American political thinkers throughout the twentieth century and up through today to show the development of black political thought and trace the interconnectedness of each person's ideas through their own words. From abolition, through civil rights, Black nationalism, radical feminism, neo-conservativism, and the new Black Moderate, Angela Jones has collected the key readings of the most important figures in black political history. Each chapter includes an introduction to the themes of the chapter, a biographical sketch of the person profiled, and some of their greatest works, chosen to show the range of political subjects of interest to African Americans. From Radicals like Angela Y. Davis to Conservatives such as Michael Steele, this anthology showcases the diversity of political thought within the African American community. It is a must for anyone interested in African American history and politics.

African American Political Thought Confrontation vs compromise from 1945 to the present

Author: Marcus D. Pohlmann
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415942861
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Political Science

This new collection of articles provides comprehensive coverage of major and minor figures in the history of African American politics, from Colonial America to the present. Organized around pivotal conflicts and debates, this six-volume set includes a vast array of original articles, speeches, statements, and documents from African American thinkers such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Roy Wilkins, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Booker T. Washington, Elijah Muhammed, Jesse Jackson, and may more. This volume is available on its own or as part of the six- volume set,African American Political Thought. For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing forAfrican American Political Thought[ISBN: