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American Conservatism: NOMOS LVI

Sanford Levinson, Melissa Williams, and Joel Parker (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479812370
eISBN:
9781479852697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812370.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The topic of American conservatism is especially timely, and perhaps volatile. Is there what might be termed an “exceptional” form of conservatism that is characteristically American, in contrast to ... More


The Lovers’ Quarrel: A Tale of Two Foundings

Elvin T. Lim

in The Lovers' Quarrel: The Two Foundings and American Political Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199812189
eISBN:
9780199382606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199812189.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the Two Foundings of America. It covers the two foundational strands in American political thought; federalism vs. anti-federalism; connecting American political thought with ... More


The Political Thought of Henry David Thoreau: Privatism and the Practice of Philosophy

Jonathan McKenzie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166308
eISBN:
9780813166384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166308.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a fresh interpretation of Henry Thoreau’s political theory through a comprehensive interpretation of public and private writings. While recent critics have opened new vistas in ... More


The Paradox of Partisanship

Lee Drutman

in Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190913854
eISBN:
9780197516980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190913854.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the paradox of partisanship. In 1950, the American Political Science Association put out a major report arguing for a “more responsible two-party system.” The two parties—the ... More


The Showcase African American: Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, and the Politics of Cold War Prosperity and Repression

Damion L. Thomas

in Globetrotting: African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037177
eISBN:
9780252094293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037177.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the integration of baseball had a direct relationship with a core American foreign policy objective: manipulating international perception of American race relations. Hence, ... More


Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Sean Beienburg

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book tells the story of the states’ fight against national prohibition from before the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment through its repeal. It offers the most comprehensive treatment of the ... More


Introduction: Prohibition, Now and Then

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The recent trend of state legalization of marijuana (for medical and recreational purposes) has renewed long-standing debates about federalism and prohibition. Over fierce dissents arguing federal ... More


Alcohol and Liberalism: Before National Prohibition

Sean Beienburg

in Prohibition, the Constitution, and States' Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631943
eISBN:
9780226632278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226632278.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Before national prohibition could be implemented, completing the evolution from voluntary temperance to nationwide policy, its defenders had to reconcile the restriction of alcohol with some of the ... More


Frederick Douglass, from Narration to Denunciation

Nolan Bennett

in The Claims of Experience: Autobiography and American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190060695
eISBN:
9780190060725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060695.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Chapter 2 shows how Frederick Douglass issued two claims across two antebellum narratives. In his 1845 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, he both challenged the ... More


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