The Politicians And The Egalitarians The Hidden History Of American Politics

Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393285014
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One of our most eminent historians reminds us of the commanding role party politics has played in America’s enduring struggle against economic inequality. “There are two keys to unlocking the secrets of American politics and American political history.” So begins The Politicians & the Egalitarians, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz’s bold new work of history. First, America is built on an egalitarian tradition. At the nation’s founding, Americans believed that extremes of wealth and want would destroy their revolutionary experiment in republican government. Ever since, that idea has shaped national political conflict and scored major egalitarian victories—from the Civil War and Progressive eras to the New Deal and the Great Society—along the way. Second, partisanship is a permanent fixture in America, and America is the better for it. Every major egalitarian victory in United States history has resulted neither from abandonment of partisan politics nor from social movement protests but from a convergence of protest and politics, and then sharp struggles led by principled and effective party politicians. There is little to be gained from the dream of a post-partisan world. With these two insights Sean Wilentz offers a crystal-clear portrait of American history, told through politicians and egalitarians including Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, and W. E. B. Du Bois—a portrait that runs counter to current political and historical thinking. As he did with his acclaimed The Rise of American Democracy, Wilentz once again completely transforms our understanding of this nation’s political and moral character.

The Rise Of American Democracy

Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393931112
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Winner of the Bancroft Award: "Monumental…a tour de force…awesome in its coverage of political events."—Gordon Wood, New York Times Book Review

The Age Of Reagan

Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060744812
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The past thirty-five years have marked an era of conservatism. Although briefly interrupted in the late 1970s and temporarily reversed in the 1990s, a powerful surge from the right dominated American politics and government from 1974 to 2008. In The Age of Reagan, Sean Wilentz, one of our nation's leading historians, accounts for how a conservative movement once deemed marginal managed to seize power and hold it, and describes the momentous consequences that followed. Vivid, authoritative, and illuminating from start to finish, The Age of Reagan is a groundbreaking chronicle of America's political history since the fall of Nixon.

The Life Of The Parties

Author: James Reichley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742508880
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In this classic work, James Reichley traces the decline of political parties resulting in divided government and an ineffectual political process—but he also shows us what it will take to restore the party system and how it could work to revitalize our democracy. For the first time in paperback, The Life of the Parties includes updates on third party movements, political cycles and realignments, campaign finance reform, and other electoral trends.

Liberals And Cannibals

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845950
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Steven Lukes confronts liberal thought with its own limitations.

Dangerous Frames

Author: Nicholas J. G. Winter
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226902382
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In addition to their obvious roles in American politics, race and gender also work in hidden ways to profoundly influence the way we think—and vote—about a vast array of issues that don’t seem related to either category. As Nicholas Winter reveals in Dangerous Frames, politicians and leaders often frame these seemingly unrelated issues in ways that prime audiences to respond not to the policy at hand but instead to the way its presentation resonates with their deeply held beliefs about race and gender. Winter shows, for example, how official rhetoric about welfare and Social Security has tapped into white Americans’ racial biases to shape their opinions on both issues for the past two decades. Similarly, the way politicians presented health care reform in the 1990s divided Americans along the lines of their attitudes toward gender. Combining cognitive and political psychology with innovative empirical research, Dangerous Frames ultimatelyilluminates the emotional underpinnings of American politics.

Bob Dylan In America

Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407074113
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A brilliantly written and groundbreaking book about Dylan's music – now the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 – and its musical, political and cultural roots in early 20th-century America Growing up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s Sean Wilentz discovered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager. Almost half a century later, now a distinguished professor of American history, he revisits Dylan's work with the critical skills of a scholar and the passion of a fan. Drawing partly on his work as the current historian-in-residence on Dylan's official website, Sean Wilentz provides a unique blend of biography, memoir and analysis in a book which, much like its subject, shifts gears and changes shape as the occasion demands.

Pearls Of Leadership Wisdom

Author: Sandra Davis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0985750316
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Pearls of Leadership Wisdom Do you believe that great leaders are made, not born? Do you ever wonder how great leaders achieve greatness? Are you interested in becoming a better leader yourself? Pearls of Leadership Wisdom is an incredibly powerful yet practical guide to help you become a better leader. Based on insightful leadership lessons and examples from some of the best leaders of our era, Pearls of Leadership Wisdom delivers relevant and immediately useful guidance to leaders at all stages of development. Dr. Sandra Davis, co-founder and leader of one of the Midwest's top leadership development firms and a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal on leadership, transforms 30 years of leadership development experience into an easy-to-read, highly valuable guide immediately applicable to your everyday leadership. You will learn how to better: *Develop yourself, and learn from your experiences *Inspire others, and create loyalty among those you lead *Execute your ideas, and ensure that things happen *Build character, and exhibit authenticity *Create a great culture, that others appreciate and admire *Unlock talent, and bring out the best in others Pearls of Leadership Wisdom combines the best of modern-day leadership development research with poignant, real-life lessons from the business world to create multiple takeaway lessons for immediate use. Each of the 30 brief pearls in Pearls of Leadership Wisdom provides tremendous ideas on ways you can function better as a leader. You will learn how other leaders have successfully addressed some of the most common leadership dilemmas, be inspired by the book's "Ideas for Action," and come away with a renewed vigor for leading others. The readers of Pearls of Leadership Wisdom regularly report how this book has helped them improve their leadership abilities. You can become a better leader too!

The Rose The Briar

Author: Sean Wilentz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393059540
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A collection of writings and illustrations on the American ballad considers it as an art form as well as an expressive reflection of history, in an anthology that features pieces by such contributors as Paul Muldoon, John Rockwell, and Joyce Carol Oates. 15,000 first printing.

Ballot Battles

Author: Edward Foley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190235276
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"The 2000 presidential election, with its problems in Florida, was not the first major vote-counting controversy in the nation's history--nor the last. Ballot Battles traces the evolution of America's experience with these disputes, from 1776 to now, explaining why they have proved persistently troublesome and offering an institutional solution"--