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The politicians & the egalitarians : the hidden history of American politics, Sean Wilentz

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The politicians & the egalitarians : the hidden history of American politics
Title
The politicians & the egalitarians
Title remainder
the hidden history of American politics
Statement of responsibility
Sean Wilentz
Title variation
Politicians and the egalitarians
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilentz, Sean
Dewey number
306.20973
Index
index present
LC call number
E183
LC item number
.W547 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Equality
  • Partisanship
  • Political culture
  • Politicians
  • Political activists
  • Social reformers
  • Political parties
  • Social movements
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The politicians & the egalitarians : the hidden history of American politics, Sean Wilentz
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Two keys to American history. The postpartisan style in American politics -- America's forgotten egalitarian tradition -- II. The politicians & the egalitarians. Thomas Paine : the origins of American egalitarianism -- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of Thomas Jefferson -- John Quincy Adams : slavery's arch-enemy -- John Brown : the temptation of terror -- Abraham Lincoln : egalitarian politician -- Democracy at Gettysburg, 1863 -- The steel town and the Gilded Age -- W.E.B. Du Bois : a heroic education -- Theodore Roosevelt : politics and folly -- The liberals and the leftists -- The Cold War and the perils of junk history -- Lyndon B. Johnson : the triumph of politics
Control code
ocn921868900
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780393285024
Lccn
2016009662
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921868900
  • (OCoLC)921868900
Label
The politicians & the egalitarians : the hidden history of American politics, Sean Wilentz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Two keys to American history. The postpartisan style in American politics -- America's forgotten egalitarian tradition -- II. The politicians & the egalitarians. Thomas Paine : the origins of American egalitarianism -- Life, liberty, and the pursuit of Thomas Jefferson -- John Quincy Adams : slavery's arch-enemy -- John Brown : the temptation of terror -- Abraham Lincoln : egalitarian politician -- Democracy at Gettysburg, 1863 -- The steel town and the Gilded Age -- W.E.B. Du Bois : a heroic education -- Theodore Roosevelt : politics and folly -- The liberals and the leftists -- The Cold War and the perils of junk history -- Lyndon B. Johnson : the triumph of politics
Control code
ocn921868900
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780393285024
Lccn
2016009662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921868900
  • (OCoLC)921868900

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