American Political Thought
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Goals: To understand the nature and significance of the main currents of American political thought from the seventeenth century to the present; to explore the historically developing relationships between liberalism, capitalism, democracy, conservatism, and radicalism in the United States. Content: Careful study of mainstream thinkers and documents (Jefferson, Lincoln, the Constitution) as well as dissident voices (Frederick Douglass, Emma Goldman, the anti-Federalists). Emphasis on the social and economic context of political thought. Taught: Alternate years. Credits: 4
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