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The Resource Moderates : the vital center of American politics, from the founding to today, David S. Brown

Moderates : the vital center of American politics, from the founding to today, David S. Brown

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Moderates : the vital center of American politics, from the founding to today
Title
Moderates
Title remainder
the vital center of American politics, from the founding to today
Statement of responsibility
David S. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fierce polarization of contemporary politics has encouraged Americans to read back into their nation's past a perpetual ideological struggle between liberals and conservatives. However, in this timely book, David S. Brown advances an original interpretation that stresses the critical role of moderate statesmen, ideas, and alliances in making our political system work. Beginning with John Adams and including such key figures as Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., and Bill Clinton, Brown charts the vital if uneven progress of centrism through the centuries. Moderate opposition to both New England and southern secessionists during the early republic and later resistance to industrial oligarchy and the modern Sunbelt right are part of this persuasion's far-reaching legacy. Time and again moderates, operating under a broad canopy of coalitions, have come together to reshape the nation's electoral landscape. Today's bitter partisanship encourages us to deny that such a moderate tradition is part of our historical development; one dating back to the Constitutional Convention. Brown offers a less polemical and far more compelling assessment of our politics."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, David S.
Dewey number
306.20973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moderation
  • Politicians
  • Political culture
  • Politics, Practical
  • United States
Label
Moderates : the vital center of American politics, from the founding to today, David S. Brown
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-304) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Searching for the center -- Part I: Patriot kings. Between aristocracy and democracy : John Adams ; Up from federalism : George Cabot ; Reckoning with the original Sunbelt Right : John Quincy Adams ; The Jeffersonian origins of the GOP : Abraham Lincoln -- Part II: Progressives. The last patrician : Henry Adams ; Between privilege and poverty : Theodore Roosevelt ; Losing the square deal center : William Howard Taft -- Part III: Pragmatists. "Me too" Republicanism meets the New Right : Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. ; West of center : the Bushes ; After liberalism : Carter, Clinton, Obama -- Conclusion: Holding the center
Control code
ocn927192546
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9781469629230
Lccn
2015042383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0018642761
  • (OCoLC)927192546
Label
Moderates : the vital center of American politics, from the founding to today, David S. Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-304) 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: Searching for the center -- Part I: Patriot kings. Between aristocracy and democracy : John Adams ; Up from federalism : George Cabot ; Reckoning with the original Sunbelt Right : John Quincy Adams ; The Jeffersonian origins of the GOP : Abraham Lincoln -- Part II: Progressives. The last patrician : Henry Adams ; Between privilege and poverty : Theodore Roosevelt ; Losing the square deal center : William Howard Taft -- Part III: Pragmatists. "Me too" Republicanism meets the New Right : Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. ; West of center : the Bushes ; After liberalism : Carter, Clinton, Obama -- Conclusion: Holding the center
Control code
ocn927192546
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 335 pages
Isbn
9781469629230
Lccn
2015042383
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • BK0018642761
  • (OCoLC)927192546

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