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THE AMERICAN POLITICAL TRADITION by Richard Hofstadter

THE AMERICAN POLITICAL TRADITION

And The Men Who Made It

By Richard Hofstadter

Pub Date: Sept. 14th, 1949
ISBN: 0679723153
Publisher: Knopf

A learned reinterpretation of our political traditions, through studies of prominent Americans from Jefferson to Roosevelt- and their ideologies. Prefaced by a chapter on the Constitution and the conflicting beliefs of the Convention, the series of essays deal with figures of singular human interest who were excellent representatives of main currents in American political sentiment- Jefferson, Jackson, Calhoun, Lincoln, Wendell Phillips. The second half, preceded by a general view of the post-ballum era of industrial and capitalistic expansion, deals with the contributions to our political traditions made by William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson, Hoover, and F.D.R. A judicious, objective appraisal of our ideological history, often ironical, often incisive.