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Beyond the Boundaries

Beyond the Boundaries Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Georgia A. Persons
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In the past, African American aspirations for political offi ce were assumed to be limited to areas with sizeable black population bases. By and large, black candidates have rarely been successful in statewide or national elections. This has been attributed to several factors: limited resources available to African American candidates, or identifi cation with a black liberationist ideological thrust. Other factors have been a relatively small and spatially concentrated primary support base of black voters, and the persistent resistance of many white voters to support black candidates. For these reasons, the possibility of black candidates winning elections to national offi ce was presumably just a dream. Conventional wisdom conceded a virtual cap on both the possible number of black elected officials and the level of elective offi ce to which they could ascend. But objective political analysis has not always made sufficient allowances for the more universal phenomenon of individual political ambitions. Th e contributors to this volume explore the ways ambitious individuals identifi ed and seized upon strategies that are expanding the boundaries of African American electoral politics. This volume is anchored by a symposium that focuses on new possibiities in African American politics. Both the electoral contests of 2006 and the Barack Obama presidential campaign represent an emergent dynamic in American electoral politics. Analysts are beginning to agree that the contours of social change now make the electoral successes of black candidates who are perceived as ideologically and culturally mainstream increasingly likely. The debate captured in this volume will likely inspire further scholarly inquiry into the changing nature and dimensions of the larger dynamic of race in American politics and the subsequent changing political fortunes of African American candidates.

Keeping the Republic

Keeping the Republic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine Barbour,Gerald C. Wright
Editor: CQ Press
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Keeping the Republic gives students the power to examine the narrative of what′s going on in American politics, distinguish fact from fiction and balance from bias, and influence the message through informed citizenship. Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition, draws students into the study of American politics, showing them how to think critically about "who gets what, and how" while exploring the twin themes of power and citizenship. The thoroughly updated Ninth Edition analyzes not only the 2020 election results and Supreme Court rulings, but also examines the activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, political outsiders in campaigns and party nominations, the federal government′s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the presidency of Donald Trump. With students living through one of the most challenging periods in American life, Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition, is there to be a much-needed resource to help them make sense of politics in America today and become savvy consumers of political information. Carefully condensed from the full 10th edition by authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright, Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition, gives your students the same continuity and crucial content in a more concise, value-oriented package. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge: Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. CQ Press Lecture Spark: Designed to save you time and ignite student engagement, these free weekly lecture launchers focus on current event topics tied to key concepts in American Government. Access this week’s topic.

American Government

American Government Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott F. Abernathy
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"The Brief edition of American Government: Stories of a Nation outlines the crucial areas and helps guide students along to what they should know... I am confident this approach is what students are looking for." —Frank Fuller, Chestnut Hill College American government is not just one story—it’s many stories. Our stories. And they are still being told. In American Government: Stories of a Nation, author Scott Abernathy tunes in to the voices of America’s people, showing how diverse ideas throughout our nation’s history have shaped our political institutions, our identities, the way we participate and behave, the laws we live by, and the challenges we face. His storytelling approach brings the core concepts of government to life, making them meaningful and memorable, and allowing all students to see themselves reflected in the pages. For the new Brief Edition, Abernathy has carefully condensed and updated the content from the Full version, giving your students the information they need--and the stories they relate to--in a more concise, value-oriented package. Curious how storytelling can boost learning in your classroom? Read a free whitepaper that explains the research. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package Free Poster: What can you do with a Political Science degree? SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis. Preview a video. Interactive eBook Includes access to SAGE Premium Video, interactive data exercises, multimedia tools, and much more! Save when you bundle the Interactive eBook with the print version. Order using bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-2537-8 Learn more about the Interactive eBook. SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Learn more about instructor resources. SAGE edge FREE online resources for students that make learning easier. See how your students benefit. Trending Topics Series Help your students gain a deeper understanding of some of today’s most evocative political topics—FREE when bundled! Browse the latest topics Looking for the AP® Edition? Learn more about the brief text specifically tailored for the new AP® framework and exam.

Le Pacte

Le Pacte Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stéphanie Moins
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Au-delà du souvenir, il y a une réalité improbable, porteuse d’un souffle nouveau et menant vers un avenir jusque-là inespéré... 534 après J.-C. Par une nuit de pleine lune, un enchanteur à la réputation légendaire unit une reine celte au meilleur chevalier de la Table Ronde. Mais rongée par la jalousie, une femme tapie dans l’ombre interfère à leur insu. Juillet 2010. Galaan, 29 ans, possède une vie bien remplie et trépidante à Lyon, en France. Gen, 30 ans, vit une existence paisible et ordonnée à Liège, en Belgique. Tout les sépare. Et pourtant... Lors d’un été en Bretagne, leur destin va basculer et leurs chemins vont se croiser. Très rapidement, ils seront confrontés à un secret remontant à plusieurs siècles et les liant inexorablement l’un à l’autre. Un pacte, scellé par Merlin. La promesse d’un amour éternel. Mais aussi un lieu sacré à découvrir avant que ne s’écoulent les 30 prochains jours. Car passé ce délai, l’éternité risquerait bien de se muer en enfer... Plongez au cœur de la forêt de Brocéliande. Voyagez au gré du temps. Laissez-vous transporter par une histoire d’amour vieille de plus de mille cinq cents ans...

Corentin et le Royaume des Ombres

Corentin et le Royaume des Ombres Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sabine Chantraine-Cachart
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TOME 1 Corentin Canivet est un jeune garçon aimé de tous et sans histoire. Pourtant, sa vie va basculer le jour où il est violemment percuté par une voiture. Dans le coma pendant plusieurs mois, il en ressort physiquement indemne, à un « détail » près... Il est devenu aveugle ! D'étranges phénomènes vont ensuite se produire dans les semaines qui suivent sa sortie de l’hôpital. Par un soir de pleine lune, Corentin est réveillé par une mystérieuse voix... Il s’agit de celle de son oncle, pourtant décédé il y a plusieurs années. Ce dernier lui révèle un important secret concernant la malédiction qui plane sur son village, lequel est désormais en danger et a besoin de lui. D’abord sceptique, Corentin se rend vite compte qu'il ne rêve pas quand il se voit invité par son oncle dans le Royaume des Ombres... Dans cet univers parallèle, il y retrouve temporairement la vue et ses ancêtres, qui lui enseignent des méthodes surnaturelles pour pouvoir accomplir sa mission. Accompagné de Joséphine, sa fidèle amie, et aidé par ses nouveaux pouvoirs, Corentin va alors mener l'enquête sur un trafic entre la France et le Mexique qui semble étroitement lié au destin de son village...

A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology

A Citizen’s Guide to American Ideology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Morgan Marietta
Editor: Routledge
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Conservatives and Liberals often resort to cartoon images of the opposing ideology, relying on broadly defined caricatures to illustrate their opposition. To help us get past these stereotypes, this short, punchy book explains the two dominant political ideologies in America today, providing a thorough and fair analysis of each as well as insight into their respective branches. To help us understand the differences between the two contrasting ideologies, Morgan Marietta employs an innovative metaphor of a tree—growth from ideological roots to a core value, expanding into a problem that creates the competing branches of the ideology. This approach suggests a clear way to explain and compare the two ideologies in an effort to enhance democratic debate. A Citizen’s Guide to American Political Ideologies is a brief, non-technical and conversational overview of one of the most important means of understanding political rhetoric and policy debates in America today.

Une heure de Désir

Une heure de Désir Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Renée Dunan
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Histoires Incroyables

Histoires Incroyables Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules LERMINA
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Dans ses nouvelles, Lermina nous entraîne, tel Edgar Poe, dans un fantastique proche de la vie normale. Ses personnages sont nos voisins auxquels il ajoute un grain de folie, un subtil goût d'étrange. Ses histoires ne vieillissent pas, elles parlent d'aujourd'hui, la folie, la haine, l'amour, l'envie...

La Liste de Mariage

La Liste de Mariage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean C. Joachim
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Peut-on toujours commencer par une liste? Grey Andrews le pense. Après dix ans de travail, d'épargne et d'investissement, Grey a finalement atteint un niveau de richesse qui lui permet de faire ce qu'il veut avec sa vie. Il a besoin d'une femme avec qui la partager, mais pas n’importe laquelle femme, la femme parfaite, celle qui possède les trois qualités essentielles de sa liste de mariage. Après trois ans de recherche, il n’est pas plus proche de la trouver qu’il ne l’était quand il a commencé. Carrie Tucker, un potentiel écrivain mystérieuse et divorcée se bat à réussir dans le monde de la publicité, a détourné son attention des hommes vers sa carrière après avoir rencontré trop de cafardeurs et de losers. Elle a finalement réalisé son rêve, une occasion unique de devenir la première directrice artistique féminine dans une agence publicitaire de marque située à New York. Alors, que faire si cela implique de travailler les nuits et les weekends? De toute façon, ce n'est pas comme si elle avait une vie sociale. La liste de mariage de Gray est-elle un échec ou sera-t-elle la clé de son bonheur après tout?

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert North Roberts,Scott John Hammond,Valerie A. Sulfaro
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Presidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] by Robert North Roberts,Scott John Hammond,Valerie A. Sulfaro Summary

The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the major issues and events surrounding all American presidential elections, from the earliest years of the Republic through the campaign of 2008.

California Politics

California Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Renee B. Van Vechten
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"A thorough yet concise overview of California institutions, politics, and initiative process, grounded in an overview of California’s political culture." —Ronnee Schreiber, San Diego State University The thoroughly revised Fifth Edition of California Politics: A Primer concisely explains how California’s history, political culture, rules, and institutions come together to shape politics today and how they will determine the state of affairs tomorrow. Author Renee B. Van Vechten begins with a brief political history of California, then walks through direct democracy, the legislature, executive branch, and court system. She covers local government and concludes with a discussion of the state’s budget process, campaigns and elections, political engagement, and policy issues. From the structure of the state′s government to its local representatives, policies, and voter participation, California Politics: A Primer delivers the concepts and details students need. New to the Fifth Edition An emphasis on California’s place in the federal system provides students with context around the state leadership′s resistance to Trump administration policies on things like California’s sanctuary state status, immigration, the environment, and more. Increased coverage of policy topics throughout the book helps students see how recent policy has impacted issues such as greenhouse gas emissions regulations, attempted "fixes" for water- and drought-related issues, new transportation projects, and prison reform. Extended discussions of elections-related innovations introduce students to recent elections-related topics such as the Top-Two Primary, efforts to increase voter registration, all vote-by-mail elections, and redistricting. New coverage of the "Five Californias" gives students a better understanding of California’s political geography and how distinct segments of the population are primed for political engagement or disaffection. New lists of key terms with clear definitions at the end of each chapter enable students to review the content more effectively. New and updated maps and graphics depict important topics such as California’s newly proposed high-speed rail project. Instructors, sign in at study.sagepub.com/california5e to access test banks built on Bloom’s Taxonomy; editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides; a set of all the graphics from the text; and more!

Voters and Voting

Voters and Voting Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jocelyn A J Evans
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'This clear and comprehensive textbook will be invaluable for undergraduate and graduate courses on elections and voting behaviour. Complex theoretical and statistical ideas are explained lucidly and effectively - no mean achievement' - Representation 'Voters and Voting fills a yawning gap in the study of elections and voting behaviour. No other book today matches the breadth and depth of coverage provided by Jocelyn Evans. This book is destined to become a staple in university courses on elections, parties and political methodology. It will also be a well-thumbed addition to scholars' personal libraries' - David M Farrell, The University of Manchester This accessible textbook provides a comprehensive introduction and guide to theories of voting and electoral behaviour. The text introduces the concept of voting and traces the historical origins and development of voting theories up to and including present-day techniques and models. Approaches reviewed include the early social and psychological models, through the rational choice, spatial modelling and economic theories, to the more sophisticated contemporary models. By carefully presenting and explaining the major technical and methodological advances made in voting studies, the text serves to provide a complete review of the different approaches and techniques that have characterized this area of study from its origins to the present day. The book includes separate chapters on abstention and electoral competition, and employs a range of empirical examples from a number of countries. It concludes by looking at how voting studies might evolve in the future. Voters and Voting: An Introduction will be essential reading for all students of electoral and political behaviour across the social and political sciences.

The Economic Basis of Politics

The Economic Basis of Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Austin Beard
Editor: Transaction Publishers
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Economic interpretations of history are irrevocably identified with the name of Charles A. Beard. This is mainly due to his early book An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913). Yet, in Beard's later work, The Economic Basis of Politics (1922), he articulates the main principles of his method and argues for its applicability to understanding of current events. In this brief survey of Western political philosophy and contemporary constitutional arrangements, Beard concludes that it is well established doctrine that "there is a vital relation between the forms of state and the distribution of property, revolutions in the state being usually the results of contests over property." In advancing this axiom, Beard responds to charges that he was a "Marxist" by constructing an interpretation of Western political philosophy and history that draws a firm distinction between his economic interpretation of history and Marx's historical materialism. Beard traces the origins of his own method to the works of Aristotle, Machiavelli, Harrington, Locke, and Montesquieu. This view of political theory and political theorists stands in sharp contrast to the view prevailing among many contemporary political philosophers, who insist that political theory must somehow transcend history and rise above ordinary politics to count as theory. Beard's observations on the nature and tradition of Western political philosophy provide an entrÚe into New World political thought, which many academic political philosophers have long regarded as something less than "political theory." In contrast, Beard regards the development and application of the method of economic interpretation to be the greatest contribution of American political thought to the tradition of Western political theory. In his surveys of thinkers such as Madison, Webster, and Calhoun, Beard links American political thought to the Western tradition of economic interpretation, which undergirds both "liberalism" and "republicanism." The present-day relevance of this important volume will be evident to all social scientists. Charles A. Beard (1874-1948) taught at Columbia University, then resigned to become a founder of The New School for Social Research. Among his many works are Development of Modern Europe, Economic Origins of Jeffersonian Democracy, The Rise of American Civilization, and President Roosevelt and the Coming of the War. Clyde W. Barrow is professor of political science and director of the Center for Policy Analysis at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. He is the author of More than a Historian: The Political and Economic Thought of Charles A. Beard, published by Transaction.

A Citizen’s Guide to American Foreign Policy

A Citizen’s Guide to American Foreign Policy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Patrick Houghton
Editor: Routledge
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American foreign policy often looks like a trail of man-made debris and disaster. Of course, the explanations for many poorly-made decisions are rather complex. In this brief and cogent analysis, Houghton shows us that understanding American foreign policy often comes down to recognizing the cognitive limitations of the decision-makers, which affects the foreign policy process. Then there is the nature of the decisions themselves. Quite a few decisions in American foreign policy involve ‘tragic’ choices, where leaders are effectively confronted with a series of progressively bad or uncomfortable options. And it is equally clear that some policies are not the product of any one individual’s preferences, but emerge as a consequence of the way in which complex modern governments with large bureaucracies operate. Written with the interested layperson in mind, as well as students of international affairs, this Citizen’s Guide to American Foreign Policy asks questions like, "Why do presidents so often do things which seem to be directly against the national interests of the United States – not just in retrospect, but even at the time?" "Why do there seem to be so many fiascoes in US foreign policy?" "Why does Congress sometimes tie the hands of the president in foreign affairs?" "Why do presidents seem to respond more to opinion polls or to what’s on CNN and Fox News than they do to the core interests of the United States?" Houghton’s overview helps us see past the partisan in-fighting that too often obscures the central issues in foreign affairs. This is vital, required reading for all readers who wish to better understand America’s involvement in the world.

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes]

Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386714
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Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] by Gregg Lee Carter Summary

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

The Ashgate Research Companion to War

The Ashgate Research Companion to War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hall Gardner,Oleg Kobtzeff
Editor: Routledge
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Many different social scientists have been challenged by the origins of wars, their immediate causes and the mechanisms leading to the breakdown of peaceful relations. Many have speculated whether conflicts were avoidable and whether alternative policies might have prevented conflict. The Ashgate Research Companion to War provides contributions from a number of theorists and historians with a focus on long term, systemic conflicts. The problèmatique is introduced by the Editors highlighting the need for interdisciplinary approaches to the study of war as a global phenomenon. The following 29 essays provide a comprehensive study guide in four sections: Part I explicates differing theories as to the origins of war under the general concept of 'polemology'. Part II analyzes significant conflicts from the Peloponnesian wars to World War II. Part III examines the ramifications of Cold War and post-Cold War conflict. Part IV looks at long cycles of systemic conflict, and speculates, in part, whether another global war is theoretically possible, and if so, whether it can be averted. This comprehensive volume brings us a much needed analysis of wars throughout the ages, their origins, their consequences, and their relationship to the present. A valuable understanding that is ideal for social scientists from a variety of backgrounds.

Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Vindication of the Rights of Woman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
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Mary Wollstonecraft wrote Vindication of the Rights of Woman in response to public debate and discussion about the education of women. She argues that women should be educated according to their station, and that they could be more than mere wives to their husbands and educators to their children. The text is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy.

Organizational Intelligence

Organizational Intelligence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harold L. Wilensky
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The prize-winning book Organizational Intelligence focuses on the structural and ideological roots of intelligence (informational and analytical) failures in government, industry, and other institutions. It provides groundbreaking theory and structure to the analysis of decision-making processes and their breakdowns, as well as the interactions among experts and the organizations they inform. In this book, both "organization" and "intelligence" are taken to their larger meanings, not just focused on the military meaning of intelligence or on one set of institutions in society. Astute illustrations of intelligence failures abound from real-world cases, such as foreign policy (the Bay of Pigs, Soviet predictions in the Cuban missile crisis), military (civilian bombing of Germany, Pearl Harbor), financial (AmEx's investment in a vegetable oil guru), economics (the Council of Economic Advisers) and industrial production (Ford's Edsel), as well as many other telling arenas and disciplines. Economic, cultural, legal, and political contexts are considered, as well as the more known institutions of government and commerce. The new Classics of the Social Sciences edition from Quid Pro Books features a 2015 Foreword from Neil J. Smelser, University Professor Emeritus at Berkeley and former chair of its sociology department. He writes that the book remains "one of the classics in organizational studies, and—in ways I will indicate—it is still directly relevant to current and future problems of organizational life. ... What makes this book a classic? It is a disciplined, intelligent, and elegant model of applied social science. ... The text itself, richly documented empirically, yields an informed and balanced account of the decision-making process as this is shaped by the quality of information available (and unavailable) to and used (and not used) by organizational leaders." Reviews of the book at the time it was written similarly attest to the originality and breadth of its interdisciplinary analysis. Amitai Etzioni wrote in the American Sociological Review: "This book opens a whole new field — the macrosociology of knowledge. It is as different from the traditional sociology of knowledge as the study of interaction is from that of the structure of total societies." He adds, "The power of Wilensky's contribution is further magnified by his historical perspective. He studies structures and processes, but not in a vacuum." Gordon Craig wrote in The Reporter that the book's examples from organizations "show a similar tendency to believe what they want to believe, to become the victims of their own slogans and propaganda, and to resist or to silence warning voices that challenge their assumptions.... In his fascinating analysis of intelligence failures and their causes ... in the public and private sectors, Wilensky finds that the most disastrous miscalculations are those which have occurred in the field of governmental operations, especially foreign policy and national security." The book explains how such highly institutionalized actors are vulnerable to informational pathologies. The new digital edition features active Contents, a fully linked Index, linked notes, and proper ebook formatting. It is a modern, quality, and authorized re-presentation of a classic work in social science and organizational studies.

American Progressivism

American Progressivism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald J. Pestritto,William Atto
Editor: Lexington Books
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American Progressivism is a one-volume edition of some of the most important essays, speeches, and book excerpts from the leading figures of national Progressivism. It is designed for classroom use, includes an accessible interpretive essay, and introduces each selection with a brief historical and conceptual background. The introductory essay is written with the student in mind, and addresses the important characteristics of Progressive thought and the role of Progressives in the development of the American political tradition. Students of American political thought, American politics, American history, the presidency, Congress, and political parties will find this reader to be an invaluable source for insight into Progressivism.

Behold, America

Behold, America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Churchwell
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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SELECTED AS A 2018 SUMMER READ BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, I-PAPER AND THE BIG ISSUE 'Enormously entertaining' SUNDAY TIMES 'Fascinating' NEW STATESMAN 'Excoriating, brilliant' ALI SMITH 'Enthralling' GUARDIAN 'My number one contributor when it comes to US politics' DAN SNOW 'The American dream is dead,' Donald Trump said when announcing his candidacy for president in 2015. How would he revive it? By putting 'America First'. The 'American Dream' and 'America First' are two of the most loaded phrases in America today – and also two of the most misunderstood. As divides within America widen, Sarah Churchwell looks to the past to reveal what the surprising history of these two phrases can tell us about today.