African American Political Thought

African American Political Thought
Author: Melvin L. Rogers,Jack Turner
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 022672607X
ISBN 13: 9780226726076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Political Thought Book Review:

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.

A History of American Political Thought

A History of American Political Thought
Author: A. J. Beitzinger
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011-08-05
ISBN 10: 161097591X
ISBN 13: 9781610975919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of American Political Thought Book Review:

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

American Political Thought
Author: Jonathan Keller,Alex Zamalin
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN 10: 1317213874
ISBN 13: 9781317213871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Thought Book Review:

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.

Reconsidering American Political Thought

Reconsidering American Political Thought
Author: Saladin Ambar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2019-11-29
ISBN 10: 0429798180
ISBN 13: 9780429798184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconsidering American Political Thought Book Review:

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.

Redeeming American Political Thought

Redeeming American Political Thought
Author: Judith Nisse Shklar,Judith N. Shklar
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1998-02-03
ISBN 10: 9780226753478
ISBN 13: 0226753476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Redeeming American Political Thought Book Review:

A collection of thirteen essays on American political thought.

Deforming American Political Thought

Deforming American Political Thought
Author: Michael Shapiro
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-10-20
ISBN 10: 0813171539
ISBN 13: 9780813171531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deforming American Political Thought Book Review:

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

Foundations of American Political Thought
Author: Constance Polin,Raymond Polin
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780820479293
ISBN 13: 0820479292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of American Political Thought Book Review:

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.

A History of American Political Theories

A History of American Political Theories
Author: Charles Merriam
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 1351535358
ISBN 13: 9781351535359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of American Political Theories Book Review:

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.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Morton J. Frisch,Richard G. Stevens
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 1412844290
ISBN 13: 9781412844291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Thought Book Review:

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. --

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought

Modern Corporation and American Political Thought
Author: Scott Bowman
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 0271044136
ISBN 13: 9780271044132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Student s Guide to American Political Thought

A Student s Guide to American Political Thought
Author: George W. Carey
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 1497645034
ISBN 13: 9781497645035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Student s Guide to American Political Thought Book Review:

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 Social and Political Thought

American Social and Political Thought
Author: Andreas Hess
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2003-04
ISBN 10: 9780814736579
ISBN 13: 0814736572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Social and Political Thought Book Review:

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.

African American Political Thought and American Culture

African American Political Thought and American Culture
Author: Alex Zamalin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN 10: 1137528109
ISBN 13: 9781137528100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Political Thought and American Culture Book Review:

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 Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Edward McNall Burns
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1960
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:959746953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of American Political Thought

History of American Political Thought
Author: Raymond Garfield Gettell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 633
Release: 1946
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X001123609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Struggle on Their Minds

Struggle on Their Minds
Author: Alex Zamalin
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 0231543476
ISBN 13: 9780231543477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Struggle on Their Minds Book Review:

American political thought has been shaped by those who fought back against social inequality, economic exclusion, the denial of political representation, and slavery, the country's original sin. Yet too often the voices of African American resistance have been neglected, silenced, or forgotten. In this timely book, Alex Zamalin considers key moments of resistance to demonstrate its current and future necessity, focusing on five activists across two centuries who fought to foreground slavery and racial injustice in American political discourse. Struggle on Their Minds shows how the core values of the American political tradition have been continually challenged—and strengthened—by antiracist resistance, creating a rich legacy of African American political thought that is an invaluable component of contemporary struggles for racial justice. Zamalin looks at the language and concepts put forward by the abolitionists David Walker and Frederick Douglass, the antilynching activist Ida B. Wells, the Black Panther Party organizer Huey Newton, and the prison abolitionist Angela Davis. Each helped revise and transform ideas about power, justice, community, action, and the role of emotion in political action. Their thought encouraged abolitionists to call for the eradication of slavery, black journalists to chastise American institutions for their indifference to lynching, and black radicals to police the police and to condemn racial injustice in the American prison system. Taken together, these movements pushed political theory forward, offering new language and concepts to sustain democracy in tense times. Struggle on Their Minds is a critical text for our contemporary moment, showing how the political thought that comes out of resistance can energize the practice of democratic citizenship and ultimately help address the prevailing problem of racial injustice.

American Political Thought 5th Edition

American Political Thought  5th Edition
Author: Kenneth M Dolbeare,Michael S. Cummings
Publsiher: C Q Press College
Total Pages: 573
Release: 2004-04-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000094758293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Thought 5th Edition Book Review:

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

Political Thought in America

Political Thought in America
Author: Philip Abbott
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2009-10-22
ISBN 10: 1478607661
ISBN 13: 9781478607663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Thought in America Book Review:

Political Thought in America is based on the idea that there are three major languages or traditions of discourse that Americans have employed to interpret the national experience: biblical thought, republicanism, and liberalism, interpreted through the lens of two other languagesconservatism and radicalism. The authors engaging style brings the American political experience to life with clarity and vision, immersing readers into the politics surrounding eleven great crises in our nations history. Through the eyes of philosophers, writers, and orators of each period and the voices of commentators both historical and current, political theories are outlined in the context of the debates and conversations of the men and women who have struggled to extricate the nation from crisis. New to the fourth edition are an analysis of the impact of Barack Obama on contemporary American political discourse, recent developments in the war on terror, and a section on gay and lesbian protest. A new chapter has been added that discusses the phenomenon of globalization and its challenge to American exceptionalism. As in previous editions, each chapter ends with an insightful author commentary and contains an up-to-date and comprehensive bibliographical essay, along with a list of major works for each period.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Keith E. Whittington
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 9780199338863
ISBN 13: 0199338868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Thought Book Review:

American Political Thought: Readings and Materials presents a diverse collection of writings, speeches, judicial opinions, and other political documents, offering an introduction to the controversies and disputes that have mobilized Americans since the first settlements in North America. Ranging from the Colonial era to the present day-and featuring both traditional readings and lesser-known documents-this reader takes a historical approach that helps students see how political, economic, and social conditions led to the development of specific political ideas. Each chapter includes a substantial introduction and each reading is enriched by headnotes and discussion questions.

American Political Thought

American Political Thought
Author: Isaac Kramnick
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 1531
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780393928860
ISBN 13: 0393928861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Political Thought Book Review:

This authoritative and comprehensive new anthology presents key works in American political thought from the colonial period to the twenty-first century.