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Since the Declaration of Independence, equality has been America's primary moral commitment. But equality of what? and for whom? In this completely revised second edition, the British historian J. R. Pole examines the concept of equality in American political, legal, and social thought. Applying psychological as well as historical analysis, he addresses the meaning of equality for Americans of different occupational class, ethnicity, religion, and gender. While J.R. Pole draws on many fields—religion, law, intellectual history, economics—The Pursuit of Equality in American History is best described as an account of America's moral history.
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"J. R. Pole has done more with the theme of equality in American history than any other historian."—James McPherson, author of Battle Cry of FreedomAbout the Author:
Until his retirement in 1989, J. R. Pole was Rhodes Professor of American History and Institutions at Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the author of numerous works, including Political Representation in England and the Origins of the American Republic (California, 1971) and Paths to the American Past.
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Book Description University of California Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2 Rev Sub. Seller Inventory # DADAX0520079876
Book Description University of California Press, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110520079876