African American Political Thought

African American Political Thought
Author: Melvin L. Rogers,Jack Turner
Pages: 808
ISBN: 9780226726076
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

African American Political Thought offers an unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and African diaspora who have addressed the central issues of political life: democracy, race, violence, liberation, solidarity, and mass political action. Melvin L. Rogers and Jack Turner have brought together leading scholars to reflect on individual intellectuals from the past four centuries, developing their list with an expansive approach to political expression. The collected essays consider such figures as Martin Delany, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and Audre Lorde, whose works are addressed by scholars such as Farah Jasmin Griffin, Robert Gooding-Williams, Michael Dawson, Nick Bromell, Neil Roberts, and Lawrie Balfour. While African American political thought is inextricable from the historical movement of American political thought, this volume stresses the individuality of Black thinkers, the transnational and diasporic consciousness, and how individual speakers and writers draw on various traditions simultaneously to broaden our conception of African American political ideas. This landmark volume gives us the opportunity to tap into the myriad and nuanced political theories central to Black life. In doing so, African American Political Thought: A Collected History transforms how we understand the past and future of political thinking in the West.

Reconsidering American Political Thought

Reconsidering American Political Thought
Author: Saladin Ambar
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780429798184
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Release: 2019-11-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Filling in the missing spaces left by traditional textbooks on American political thought, Reconsidering American Political Thought uses race, gender, and ethnicity as a lens through which to engage ongoing debates on American values and intellectual traditions. Weaving document-based texts analysis with short excerpts from classics in American literature, this book presents a re-examination of the political and intellectual debates of consequence throughout American history. Purposely beginning the story in 1619, Saladin Ambar reassesses the religious, political, and social histories of the colonial period in American history. Thereafter, Ambar moves through the story of America, with each chapter focusing on a different era in American history up to the present day. Ambar threads together analysis of periods including Thomas Jefferson’s aspiration to create an "Empire of Liberty," the ethnic, racial, and gender-based discourse instrumental in creating a "Yankee" industrial state between 1877 and 1932, and the intellectual, cultural, and social forces that led to the political rise of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama in recent decades. In closing, Ambar assesses the prospects for a new, more invigorated political thought and discourse to reshape and redirect national energies and identity in the Trump presidency. Reconsidering American Political Thought presents a broad and subjective view about critical arguments in American political thought, giving future generations of students and lecturers alike an inclusive understanding of how to teach, research, study, and think about American political thought.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Jonathan Keller,Alex Zamalin
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9781317213864
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Release: 2017-04-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The twenty-first century presents unique political challenges, like increasing concern over racially based police brutality and mass incarceration, continuing economic and gender inequality, the rise of conservative and libertarian politics, and the appropriate role of religion in American politics. Current scholarship in American political thought research neither adequately responds to the contemporary moment in American politics nor fully captures the depth and scope of this rich tradition. This collection of essays offers an innovative expansion of the American political tradition. By exposing the major ideas and thinkers of the four major yet still underappreciated alternative traditions of American political thought—African American, feminist, radical and conservative—this book challenges the boundaries of American political thinking about such values like freedom, justice, equality, democracy, economy, rights, identity, and the role of the state in American life. These traditions, the various authors show in different ways, not only present a much fuller and more accurate characterization of what counts as American political thought. They are also especially unique for the conceptual resources they provide for addressing contemporary developments in American politics. Offering an original and substantive interpretation of thinkers and movements, American Political Thought will help students understand how to put American political thought into conversation with contemporary debates in political theory.

A History of American Political Thought

A History of American Political Thought
Author: A. J. Beitzinger
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781610975919
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Release: 2011-08-05
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Redeeming American Political Thought

Redeeming American Political Thought
Author: Judith Nisse Shklar,Judith N. Shklar
Pages: 209
ISBN: 0226753476
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Release: 1998-02-03
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of thirteen essays on American political thought.

Deforming American Political Thought

Deforming American Political Thought
Author: Michael J. Shapiro
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781317294450
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Release: 2016-02-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deforming American Political Thought offers an alternative to the dominant American historical imagination, treating issues that range from the nature of Thomas Jefferson's vision of an egalitarian nation to the persistence of racial inequality. Presenting multifaceted arguments that transcend the myopic scope of traditional political discourses, Michael J. Shapiro summons disparate disciplines and genres – architecture, crime stories, novels, films, and jazz/blues music (among others) to provide approaches to the comprehension of diverse facets of American political thought from the founding to the present. The book’s various investigations disclose that there have always been dissenting voices, articulated in diverse genres of expression that cast doubt on the moral purpose and exceptionalism of the American mind. This highly anticipated updated second edition features a preface focusing on aesthetic theory and the contributions of artistic genres for political analysis, and a completely new chapter on critical thinking about the US western and urban encounters afforded by the two HBO series, Deadwood and The Wire respectively.

Foundations of American Political Thought

Foundations of American Political Thought
Author: Constance Polin,Raymond Polin
Pages: 591
ISBN: 0820479292
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Release: 2006
Editor: Peter Lang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Political Thought in America

Political Thought in America
Author: Philip Abbott
Pages: 349
ISBN: STANFORD:36105028561509
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Release: 1999
Editor: Waveland PressInc
Language: en

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The American Road Trip and American Political Thought

The American Road Trip and American Political Thought
Author: Susan McWilliams Barndt
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781498556873
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Release: 2018-06-21
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It’s hard to imagine the American dream without American road trips. This book takes readers on a journey through American road trip stories, revealing that they involve more than mere escapism—that they are an important and long-neglected source of American political thought.

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought
Author: Scott Bowman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780271044132
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Release: 2010-11-01
Editor: Penn State Press
Language: en

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A Student s Guide to American Political Thought

A Student s Guide to American Political Thought
Author: George W. Carey
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781497645035
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Release: 2014-07-29
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A concise overview of the competing political philosophies that have shaped United States history. 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.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Morton J. Frisch,Richard G. Stevens
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781412844291
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Release: 1976
Editor: Transaction Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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. --

A History of American Political Theories

A History of American Political Theories
Author: Charles Merriam
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781351535359
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Release: 2017-07-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of American Political Theories is a comprehensive attempt to understand the full sweep of American political thought since the founding. Working within the liberal-progressive tradition, Merriam reviewed American political history in its entirety, from the founding down to his own day. He was not out to reduce political thought to a single element such as economics alone; his aim was to encompass the whole of modern social science. The political science of the liberal-progressive tradition has roots and assumptions that were born in this period and nurtured by scholars such as Merriam. The progressive tradition in general and Merriam in particular interpreted the rise of a new science of politics that would be required for the liberal-progressive world view he represented. His work stands at a momentous fork in the road; two great traditions of how American democracy should be understood, interpreted, and analyzed parted company and afterward each went their separate ways. These traditions are represented, respectively, by the founders and the liberal-progressives. There was much at stake in these academic debates, though the consequences were not entirely foreseen at the time. An overview of the authors, works, and general source material covered in History of American Political Theories is impressive. Merriam viewed the study of American democracy as an eclectic activity embracing the broadest definition of the social sciences, with particular emphasis on psychology. Such a transformation required that the social sciences be grouped as a whole rather than fragmented into separate and distinct academic departments.

Deforming American Political Thought

Deforming American Political Thought
Author: Michael J. Shapiro
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780813138350
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Release: 2006-10-20
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

African American Political Thought and American Culture

African American Political Thought and American Culture
Author: Alex Zamalin
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781137528100
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Release: 2015-10-07
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book demonstrates how certain African American writers radically re-envisioned core American ideals in order to make them serviceable for racial justice. Each writer's unprecedented reconstruction of key American values has the potential to energize American citizenship today.

American Social and Political Thought

American Social and Political Thought
Author: Andreas Hess
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0814736572
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Release: 2003-04
Editor: NYU Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This reader provides substantial extracts from the core texts in the field of American social and political thought. It demonstrates the rich intellectual tradition of the United States, giving an unparalleled understanding of American society and politics through the reproduction of key writings from a wide variety of thinkers. The first part covers the core traditions of American social and political thought—American Exceptionalism, Political Theology, Republicanism, Liberalism, and Pragmatism. In the second part, texts have been selected to demonstrate the ways in which these traditions have been applied to a broad range of issues and conditions. Exceptionally well-written and jargon-free, with helpful introductions and selections from Frederick Jackson Turner, Max Weber, Michael Sandel, John Rawls, C. Wright Mills, Sheldon Wolin, Judith N. Shklar, bell hooks, Michael Walzer and Richard Rorty, among others, American Social and Political Thought will be the core text in the field.

History of American Political Thought

History of American Political Thought
Author: Raymond Garfield Gettell
Pages: 633
ISBN: UVA:X001123609
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Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Sue Davis
Pages: 513
ISBN: IND:30000053005751
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Exploring the development of political ideas in America from the 17th to the late-20th centuries, this text approaches political thought as a series of recurring questions, and systematically draws the reader's attention to the historical context in which the ideas developed.

The Second Creation

The Second Creation
Author: Jonathan Gienapp
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9780674989528
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Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Americans widely believe that the U.S. Constitution was almost wholly created when it was drafted in 1787 and ratified in 1788. Jonathan Gienapp recovers the unknown story of the Constitution’s second creation in the decade after its adoption—a story with explosive implications for current debates over constitutional originalism and interpretation.

American Political Thought 5th Edition

American Political Thought  5th Edition
Author: Kenneth M Dolbeare,Michael S. Cummings
Pages: 573
ISBN: IND:30000094758293
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Release: 2004-04-06
Editor: C Q Press College
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book divides the time period since the colonization of America to the present into five parts; within each section, Dolbeare and Cummings have selected writings, letters, transcripts of speeches, and various types of text that they believe illustrate some aspect of the foundations of American p