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

Author
Maciag, Drew, 1954- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Description
xiv, 285 p. ; 25 cm.

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Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-277) and index.
Contents
Introduction : a search for 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.
ISBN
  • 9780801448959 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0801448956 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
2012040406
OCLC
812791738
Other standard number
  • 40022088147
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