History of American Political Thought
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- Full Title: History of American Political Thought
- Author(s): Bryan-Paul Frost and Jeffrey Sikkenga
- Year Published: 2003
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
- Publication Type: Academic
- ISBN-10: 0-7391-0623-6 (hardcover); 0-7391-0624-4 (paperback)
- ISBN-13: 978-0-7391-0623-5 (hardcover); 978-0-7391-0624-2 (paperback)
- Description: This volume of scholarly essays on American political thinkers includes an essay on Rand.
Since this is a collection with multiple authors, the authors of each essay are indicated in brackets after the essay title. Chapters significantly related to Ayn Rand or Objectivism are indicated in bold.
- Preface and Acknowledgments [Bryan-Paul Frost andJeffrey Sikkenga]
- Introduction: Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America [Harvey C. Mansfield and Delta Winthrop]
Part 1: From Colony to Nation (1608-1776)
- John Winthrop, John Cotton, and Nathaniel Niles: The Basic Principles of Puritan Political Thought [MichaelJ. Rosano]
- Thomas Hutchinson and James Otis on Sovereignty, Obedience, and Rebellion
- Thomas Paine: The American Radical
- Benjamin Franklin: A Model American and an American Model
Part 2: The New Republic (1776-1820)
- Liberty, Constitutionalism, and Moderation: The Political Thought of George Washington
- John Adams and the Republic of Laws
- Legitimate Government, Religion, and Education: The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson
- The Political Science of James Madison
- Alexander Hamilton on the Strategy of American Free Government
- America's Modernity: James Wilson on Natural Law and Natural Rights
- Anti-Federalist Political Thought: Brutus and The Federal Farmer
- The New Constitutionalism of Publius
- Union, Constitutionalism, and the Judicial Defense of Rights: John Marshall
Part 3: A Divided Nation (1820-1865)
- John Quincy Adams on Principle and Practice
- Union and Liberty: The Political Thought of Daniel Webster
- Henry Clay and the Statesmanship of Compromise
- John C. Calhoun and the Reexamination of American Democracy
- The Art of the Judge: Justice Joseph Story and the Founders' Constitution
- James Fenimore Cooper: Nature and Nature's God
- Religion, Nature, and Disobedience in the Thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau
- "Proclaim Liberty throughout the Land": Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Abolition of Slavery
- Abraham Lincoln: The Moderation of a Democratic Statesman
Part 4: Growth of an Empire (1865-1945)
- Feminism as an American Project: The Political Thought of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Mark Twain on the American Character
- Pricking the Bubble of Utopian Sentiment: The Political Thought of William Graham Sumner
- Booker T. Washington and the "Severe American Crucible"
- Co-workers in the Kingdom of Culture: W. E. B. Du Bois's Vision of Race Synthesis
- Henry Adams and Our Ancient Faith
- Jane Addams as Civic Theorist: Struggling to Reconcile Competing Claims
- Herbert Croly's Progressive "Liberalism"
- Theodore Roosevelt and the Stewardship of the American Presidency
- Woodrow Wilson, the Organic State, and American Republicanism
- The Making of the Modern Supreme Court: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Louis D. Brandeis
- John Dewey's Alternative Liberalism
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Second Bill of Rights
Part 5: New Challenges at Home and Abroad (1945-present)
- Ayn Rand: Radical for Capitalism [William Thomas]
- Walker Percy's American Thomism
- Russell Kirk's Anglo-American Conservatism
- The Two Revolutions of Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Malcolm X: From Apolitical Acolyte to Political Preacher
- Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem: The Popular Transformation of American Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century
- John Rawls's "Democratic" Theory of Justice
- Henry Kissinger: The Challenge of Statesmanship in Liberal Democracy
- Irving Kristol and the Reinvigoration of Bourgeois Republicanism
- The Jurisprudence of William Joseph Brennan, Jr., and Thurgood Marshall
- The Textualist Jurisprudence of Antonin Scalia
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