The author of "American Nations" examines the history of and solutions to the key American question: how best to reconcile individual liberty with the maintenance of a free society The struggle between individual rights and the good of the community as a whole has been the basis of nearly every major disagreement in our history, from the debates at the Constitutional Convention and in the run up to the Civil War to the fights surrounding the agendas of the Federalists, the Progressives, the New Dealers, the civil rights movement, and the Tea Party. In "American Character," Colin Woodard traces these two key strands in American politics through the four centuries of the nation s existence, from the first colonies through the Gilded Age, Great Depression and the present day, and he explores how different regions of the country have successfully or disastrously accommodated them. The independent streak found its most pernicious form in the antebellum South but was balanced in the Gilded Age by communitarian reform efforts; the New Deal was an example of a successful coalition between communitarian-minded Eastern elites and Southerners. Woodard argues that maintaining a liberal democracy, a society where mass human freedom is possible, requires finding a balance between protecting individual liberty and nurturing a free society. Going to either libertarian or collectivist extremes results in tyranny. But where does the sweet spot lie in the United States, a federation of disparate regional cultures that have always strongly disagreed on these issues? Woodard leads readers on a riveting and revealing journey through four centuries of struggle, experimentation, successes and failures to provide an answer. His historically informed and pragmatic suggestions on how to achieve this balance and break the nation s political deadlock will be of interest to anyone who cares about the current American predicament political, ideological, and sociological."
Автор: Woodard, Komozi Название: Want to start a revolution? ISBN: 0814783147 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780814783146 Издательство: Marston Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 4426 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From Rosa Parks and Esther Cooper Jackson, to Shirley Graham DuBois and Assata Shakur, a host of women demonstrated a lifelong commitment to radical change, embracing multiple roles to sustain the black freedom struggle in America, founding numerous groups and mentoring younger activists. This title profiles the stories of these women.
Автор: Woodard, Colin Название: Lobster Coast, The ISBN: 0143035347 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143035343 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1624 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: This lively book reveals a little known culture that predates the Pilgrims and has remained true to the earliest version of the American Dream: an egalitarian, self-reliant republic. The self-sufficient lobstermen of the Maine coast are models of environmental prudence: at a time when the fishing industry is in crisis, they have conserved the bounty of their waters, even as the once-humble lobster has become a coveted delicacy. How denizens of the coast achieved this balance, even as they withstood assaults from everyone from French raiders to rapacious land speculators, makes for a stellar informal history ... a primer for conservation and the effects of bad politics ("The Kingston Observer").
Автор: Woodard Colin Название: Republic of Pirates (film tie-in) ISBN: 1447243935 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781447243939 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Цена: 909 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
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