Toward a More Perfect Union

Writings of Herbert J. Storing


Author: Herbert J. Storing

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9780844738406

Category: Political Science

Page: 469

View: 8894

This book contains major writings by five of America's most distinguished political scientists and political theorists.

Toward a More Perfect Union

Virtue and the Formation of American Republics


Author: Ann Fairfax Withington

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195101308

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 1251

In October of 1774, Congress passed a moral code which banned the theater, cock-fights, and horse races. In abiding by this code, Americans built for themselves a character as a virtuous people which set them apart from the "corrupt" British, prepared them to declare independence, and gave them the confidence to establish republican governments. This book uses the specific moral code of Congress as a springboard into the issues generated by the constitutional crisis that precipitated the American Revolution. Withington argues that the moral program, grounded in popular culture, worked as a political strategy to involve people emotionally in the cause and to broaden the reach of resistance to include all classes and both genders. Withington's integration of political history with the materials of popular culture, including cocker manuals, mortuary paraphernalia, prints, caricatures, anagrams, bawdy comedies and sentimental tragedies, and last speeches of condemned criminals leads the reader into a deeper understanding of the formation and significance of the revolutionary ideology

Discovering the Real America

Toward a More Perfect Union


Author: Lewis Diuguid

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1599424215

Category: History

Page: 604

View: 3581

Discovering the Real America examines the often overlooked history of white privilege, racism and discrimination in the United States. The text explains how the media have played a big part in maintaining the status quo. The book offers solutions to overcoming the obstacles of bigotry so that people can finally discover that the richness in the real America is in the long-overlooked diversity of this nation's multiethnic, multiracial, multicultural, multinational, multitalented people.

Toward a more perfect union

understanding and countering the federalism revolution


Author: Isabelle Katz Pinzler,NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 58

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Toward A More Perfect Union

Six Essays on the Constitution


Author: Neil L. York

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887069260

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 4972

Toward a More Perfect Union is the last of a three-volume series examining the Constitution—as it was drafted and ratified, and the uses made of it over the past two hundred years. Each volume includes essays first presented at conferences on the Bicentennial of the Constitution held at Brigham Young University in 1985, 1986, and 1987, and several additional essays written especially for these anthologies.

Toward a more perfect union

basic skills, poor families, and our economic future


Author: Gordon Berlin,Andrew Sum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 99

View: 4085

Toward a More Perfect Union

The Governance of Metropolitan America


Author: Ralph Wendell Conant,Daniel J. Myers

Publisher: Conant Associates

ISBN: 9780883165775

Category: Municipal government

Page: 338

View: 2440

Toward a More Perfect Union

Introduction to American Government


Author: Patrick Coaty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781465240910

Category: Political Science

Page: 644

View: 4060

Toward a More Perfect Union

Introduction to American Government


Author: Patrick C. Coaty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757568213

Category: Political Science

Page: 645

View: 5618

Toward a More Perfect Union

Creating Democratic Classroom Communities


Author: David McCabe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780757574054

Category: Education

Page: 216

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GPS for America

Toward “Building a More Perfect Union”


Author: Abel Gashe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499060505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8944

"The American Union is imperfect. But it is certainly motioning towards a more perfect union." It is this foundational thesis in the fulfillment of the American vision that this book focuses on. By affording an integrated and holistic approach, the book shows that the American dynamics is transformational living phenomenon framed on four major paradigms: that America is a land of freedom; that America is a land of opportunity; that America is impregnated with inertia within it that propels it to "repair its faults"; and that the nation has been moving to a higher ground in its motion with a concerted effort of its people as one (E pluribus Unum) to build a more perfect Union. A pragmatic but positive outlook on the American reality in the bountiful land by a first generation immigrant from Gojjam, Ethiopia, the author tries to help the reader develop a generic framework in understanding the evolving American reality since the founders took the bold step in 1776 to write an audacious proposal that "all men are created equal," endowed by the creator with "inalienable rights." The analysis in the book begins by framing the constitutional bases of the nation as a four dimensional compass. Using what he terms as the American GPS, he leads the reader to have a snapshot on the structure of American government, citizenship, church and state, legal, economic, political and foreign policy issues to show that in fact what is manifesting in the American socio-political topology is not a random act but an in-built, systemic transfiguration in creating the opportunity for all children of Adam to realize their God given inalienable rights, being Geezans (freely roaming citizens of the universe) in fulfilling the vision of the nation. After reading this book, the reader will never waste time in random thoughts about the American ever unfolding reality. By all accounts America is an emergent and noble idea whose better days are yet to come. That is the projection whose totality can be meaningfully captured through a living compass: The American GPS!

The Politics-Administration Dichotomy

Toward a Constitutional Perspective, Second Edition


Author: Patrick Overeem

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351541412

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 6586

The politics-administration dichotomy is much mentioned and often criticized in the Public Administration literature. The Politics-Administration Dichotomy: Toward a Constitutional Perspective, Second Edition offers a book-length treatment of this classical notion. While public administration academics typically reject it as an outdated and even dangerous idea, it re-emerges implicitly in their analyses. This book tells the story of how this has happened and suggests a way to get out of the quandary. It analyzes the dichotomy position in terms of content, purpose, and relevance. What’s in the Second Edition Extensive study of the politics-administration dichotomy as a classic idea in Public Administration A much-overlooked constitutionalist line of argument in defense of this widely discredited notion Exploration and further development of the intellectual legacy of Dwight Waldo Coverage of the dichotomy’s conceptual origins in 18th and 19th century Continental-European thought An assessment of main criticisms against and alternatives for the dichotomy presented in the literature Contributions to the newly emerging Constitutional School in the study of public administration An argument against the institutional separation of Political Science and Public Administration in academia Completely revised and updated, the book examines the idea that politics and public administration should be separated in our theories and practices of government. A combination of history of ideas and theoretical analysis, it reconstructs the dichotomy’s conceptual origins and classical understandings and gives an assessment of the main criticisms raised against it and the chief alternatives suggested for it. Arguing that one-sided interpretations have led to the dichotomy’s widespread but wrongful dismissal, the study shows how it can be recovered as a meaningful idea when understood as a constitutional principle. This study helps readers make sense of highly confused debates and challenge the issues with an original and provocative stance.

Black Men on Race, Gender, and Sexuality

A Critical Reader


Author: Devon Carbado

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814715524

Category: Law

Page: 464

View: 486

The image of the West looms large in the American imagination. Yet the history of American Jewry and particularly of American Jewish women—has been heavily weighted toward the East. Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail rectifies this omission as the first full book to trace the history and contributions of Jewish women in the American West. In many ways, the Jewish experience in the West was distinct. Given the still-forming social landscape, beginning with the 1848 Gold Rush, Jews were able to integrate more fully into local communities than they had in the East. Jewish women in the West took advantage of the unsettled nature of the region to “open new doors” for themselves in the public sphere in ways often not yet possible elsewhere in the country. Women were crucial to the survival of early communities, and made distinct contributions not only in shaping Jewish communal life but outside the Jewish community as well. Western Jewish women's level of involvement at the vanguard of social welfare and progressive reform, commerce, politics, and higher education and the professions is striking given their relatively small numbers. This engaging work—full of stories from the memoirs and records of Jewish pioneer women—illuminates the pivotal role these women played in settling America's Western frontier.

The Constitution and Race


Author: Donald E. Lively

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275942287

Category: Law

Page: 195

View: 8157

This unique volume examines the manner in which constitutional jurisprudence concerning race has prioritized, developed, and remained unsatisfactory in its response to racial equality and civil rights issues from the time of the Constitutional Convention to the present day. Discussed and examined are the compelling and ever timely issues of slavery, civil rights, voting rights, segregation, and fairness in education, housing, and law enforcement. Donald E. Lively gives us a rich analysis of the Supreme Court's response to society's ambiguities, concerns, and conscience in the matters of race. The winning of rights has been a struggle--and is far from over as the resistance to affirmative action in the present environment demonstrates. The work is a well written review and analysis of America's constitutional and judicial history in matters of race. The nation's enduring ambivalence and the price it pays in less than consistent constitutional interpretations on racial questions is both enlightening and disturbing. The questions, of course, are at the heart of a democracy and involve personhood, citizenship, liberty, and equality. The Constitution and Race will be valuable to political scientists, historians, sociologists, lawyers, and students.

Buying Power

A History of Consumer Activism in America


Author: Lawrence B. Glickman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226298665

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

View: 2892

A definitive history of consumer activism, Buying Power traces the lineage of this political tradition back to our nation’s founding, revealing that Americans used purchasing power to support causes and punish enemies long before the word boycott even entered our lexicon. Taking the Boston Tea Party as his starting point, Lawrence Glickman argues that the rejection of British imports by revolutionary patriots inaugurated a continuous series of consumer boycotts, campaigns for safe and ethical consumption, and efforts to make goods more broadly accessible. He explores abolitionist-led efforts to eschew slave-made goods, African American consumer campaigns against Jim Crow, a 1930s refusal of silk from fascist Japan, and emerging contemporary movements like slow food. Uncovering previously unknown episodes and analyzing famous events from a fresh perspective, Glickman illuminates moments when consumer activism intersected with political and civil rights movements. He also sheds new light on activists’ relationship with the consumer movement, which gave rise to lobbies like the National Consumers League and Consumers Union as well as ill-fated legislation to create a federal Consumer Protection Agency.

Strangers from a Different Shore

A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)


Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki


ISBN: 1456611070

Category: History

Page: 591

View: 1557

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

President Barack Obama

A More Perfect Union


Author: John K. Wilson

Publisher: Paradigm Pub

ISBN: 9781594514777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 6879

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Interracial Justice

Conflict and Reconciliation in Post–Civil Rights America


Author: Eric K. Yamamoto

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814729452

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 8292

The United States in the twenty-first century will be a nation of so-called minorities. Shifts in the composition of the American populace necessitate a radical change in the ways we as a nation think about race relations, identity, and racial justice. Once dominated by black-white relations, discussions of race are increasingly informed by an awareness of strife among nonwhite racial groups. While white influence remains important in nonwhite racial conflict, the time has come for acknowledgment of ways communities of color sometimes clash, and their struggles to heal the resulting wounds and forge strong alliances. Melding race history, legal theory, theology, social psychology, and anecdotes, Eric K. Yamamoto offers a fresh look at race and responsibility. He tells tales of explosive conflicts and halting conciliatory efforts between African Americans and Korean and Vietnamese immigrant shop owners in Los Angeles and New Orleans. He also paints a fascinating picture of South Africa's controversial Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as a pathbreaking Asian American apology to Native Hawaiians for complicity in their oppression. An incisive and original work by a highly respected scholar, Interracial Justice greatly advances our understanding of conflict and healing through justice in multiracial America.

After the Reformation

Essays in Honor of J.H. Hexter


Author: Barbara C. Malament,Jack H. Hexter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719008054

Category: Grande-Bretagne - Histoire - 1603-1714 (Stuarts)

Page: 363

View: 6327

The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Author: Scott Dodson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316240452

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5959

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a legal icon. In more than four decades as a lawyer, professor, appellate judge, and associate justice of the US Supreme Court, Ginsburg has influenced the law and society in real and permanent ways. This book chronicles and evaluates the remarkable achievements Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made over the past half century. Including chapters written by prominent court watchers and leading scholars from law, political science, and history, it offers diverse perspectives on an array of doctrinal areas and on different time periods in Ginsburg's career. Together, these perspectives document the impressive legacy of one of the most important figures in modern law.