American Political Thought: Four Hundred Years of Ideas and Ideologies

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9780132806299: American Political Thought: Four Hundred Years of Ideas and Ideologies

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 work is structures around four themes that run through the history of American political thought: individual/community; liberty/equality; democratic ideas and practices; the American Dream. Several primary source "readings" are provided at the end of each chapter to encourage students to engage in their own interpretation. Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading.

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This new text explores the development of political ideas in America from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries. It 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.

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Key Benefit: This new book explores the development of political ideas in America from the seventeenth to the late twentieth centuries. It 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. Key Topics: It is structured around four themes that run through the history of American political thought: individual-community, liberty-equality, democratic ideas and practices, and the American Dream.

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