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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
Genre
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
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maciag, Drew
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Conservatism
  • Political science
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Conservatism
  • Political science
  • United States
  • Conservatisme
  • Receptie
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Konservativismus
  • USA
Label
Edmund Burke in America : the contested career of the father of modern conservatism, Drew Maciag
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a search for icons -- Burke in brief : a "philosophical" primer -- Old seeds, new soil : the land of Paine -- John and J.Q. Adams : federalist persuasions -- Democratic America : the ethos of liberalism -- American Whigs : a conservative response -- The Gilded Age : eclectic interpretations -- Theodore Roosevelt : blazing forward, looking backward -- Woodrow Wilson : confronting American maturity -- 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
ocn830628316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467875
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrchm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830628316
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
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a search for icons -- Burke in brief : a "philosophical" primer -- Old seeds, new soil : the land of Paine -- John and J.Q. Adams : federalist persuasions -- Democratic America : the ethos of liberalism -- American Whigs : a conservative response -- The Gilded Age : eclectic interpretations -- Theodore Roosevelt : blazing forward, looking backward -- Woodrow Wilson : confronting American maturity -- 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
ocn830628316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9780801467875
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1jrchm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830628316

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