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The southern tradition : the achievement and limitations of an American conservatism, Eugene D. Genovese

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The southern tradition : the achievement and limitations of an American conservatism
Title
The southern tradition
Title remainder
the achievement and limitations of an American conservatism
Statement of responsibility
Eugene D. Genovese
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Language
eng
Summary
"In recent years American conservatism has found a new voice, a new way of picking up the political pieces left in the wake of liberal policies. But what seems innovative, Eugene Genovese shows us, may in fact have very old roots. Tracing a certain strain of conservatism to its sources in a rich southern tradition, his book introduces a revealing perspective on the politics of our day. As much a work of political and moral philosophy as one of history, The Southern Tradition is based on the intellectual journey of one of the most influential historians of the late twentieth century." "To appreciate the tradition of southern conservatism, Genovese tells us, we must first understand the relation of southern thought to politics. Toward this end, he presents a historical overview that identifies the tenets, sensibilities, and attitudes of the southern-conservative world view. With these conditions in mind, he considers such political and constitutional issues as state rights, concurrent majority, and the nature and locus of political power in a constitutional republic. Of special interest are the southern-conservative critiques of equality and democracy, and of the Leviathan state in its liberal, socialist, and fascist forms. Genovese examines these critiques in light of the specific concept of property that has been central to southern social and political thought." "Not only does this book illuminate a political tradition grounded in the writings of John Randolph and John C. Calhoun, but it shows how this lineage has been augmented by powerful literary figures such as Allen Tate, Lewis Simpson, and Robert Penn Warren. Genovese here reconstitutes the historical canon, reenvisions the strengths and weaknesses of the conservative tradition, and broadens the spectrum of political debate for our time."--BOOK JACKET
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1930-2012
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Genovese, Eugene D.
Dewey number
320.975
Index
index present
LC call number
F209.5
LC item number
.G46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization
Series volume
1993
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservatism
  • Southern States
  • Conservatisme
  • Conservatisme
  • Konservativismus
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The southern tradition : the achievement and limitations of an American conservatism, Eugene D. Genovese
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-128) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Lineaments of the Southern Tradition -- 2. Political and Constitutional Principles -- 3. Property and Power
Control code
29877976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780674825277
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94004586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(WaOLN)1616196
Label
The southern tradition : the achievement and limitations of an American conservatism, Eugene D. Genovese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-128) 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
1. Lineaments of the Southern Tradition -- 2. Political and Constitutional Principles -- 3. Property and Power
Control code
29877976
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780674825277
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94004586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1616196

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