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The Resource Edmund Burke in America : the contested career of the father of modern conservatism, Drew Maciag

Edmund Burke in America : the contested career of the father of modern conservatism, Drew Maciag

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Edmund Burke in America : the contested career of the father of modern conservatism
Title
Edmund Burke in America
Title remainder
the contested career of the father of modern conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Drew Maciag
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The statesman and political philosopher Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is a touchstone for modern conservatism in the United States, and his name and his writings have been invoked by figures ranging from the arch Federalist George Cabot to the twentieth-century political philosopher Leo Strauss. But Burke's legacy has not been consistently associated with conservative thought, nor has the richness and subtlety of his political vision been fully appreciated by either his American admirers or detractors. In Edmund Burke in America, Drew Maciag traces Burke's reception and reputation in the United States, from the contest of ideas between Burke and Thomas Paine in the Revolutionary period, to the Progressive Era (when Republicans and Democrats alike invoked Burke's wisdom), to his apotheosis within the modern conservative movement. Throughout, Maciag is sensitive to the relationship between American opinions about Burke and the changing circumstances of American life. The dynamic tension between conservative and liberal attitudes in American society surfaced in debates over the French Revolution, Jacksonian democracy, Gilded Age values, Progressive reform, Cold War anticommunism, and post-1960s liberalism. The post-World War II rediscovery of Burke by New Conservatives and their adoption of him as the "father of conservatism" provided an intellectual foundation for the conservative ascendancy of the late twentieth century. Highlighting the Burkean influence on such influential writers as George Bancroft, E.L. Godkin, and Russell Kirk, Maciag also explores the underappreciated impact of Burke's thought on four U.S. presidents: John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. Through close and keen readings of political speeches, public lectures, and works of history and political theory and commentary, Maciag offers a sweeping account of the American political scene over two centuries."--Jacket
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NIC/DLC
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1954-
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Maciag, Drew
Dewey number
320.520973
Index
index present
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
M335 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Conservatism
  • Political science
Label
Edmund Burke in America : the contested career of the father of modern conservatism, Drew Maciag
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : in search of icons -- Burke in brief : a "philosophical" primer -- I. Early America -- Old seeds, new soil : the land of Paine -- Federalist persuasions : John and J.Q. Adams -- Democratic America : the ethos of liberalism -- American Whigs : a conservative response -- II. Transition to modern America -- The Gilded Age : eclectic interpretations -- Theodore Roosevelt : blazing forward, looking backward -- Woodrow Wilson : confronting American maturity -- III. Postwar America -- Modern times : conjunctions and consensus -- Natural law : a neo-traditionalist revival -- The Cold War : existential threat redux -- Contemporary conservatives : victories and illusions -- Conclusion : a world without fathers
Control code
812791738
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801448959
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012040406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022088147
System control number
(OCoLC)812791738
Label
Edmund Burke in America : the contested career of the father of modern conservatism, Drew Maciag
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction : in search of icons -- Burke in brief : a "philosophical" primer -- I. Early America -- Old seeds, new soil : the land of Paine -- Federalist persuasions : John and J.Q. Adams -- Democratic America : the ethos of liberalism -- American Whigs : a conservative response -- II. Transition to modern America -- The Gilded Age : eclectic interpretations -- Theodore Roosevelt : blazing forward, looking backward -- Woodrow Wilson : confronting American maturity -- III. Postwar America -- Modern times : conjunctions and consensus -- Natural law : a neo-traditionalist revival -- The Cold War : existential threat redux -- Contemporary conservatives : victories and illusions -- Conclusion : a world without fathers
Control code
812791738
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801448959
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012040406
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022088147
System control number
(OCoLC)812791738

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