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Cycles of American political thought [videorecording] / Joseph F. Kobylka.

Kobylka, Joseph Fiske (Added Author). Teaching Company (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 159803264X (set) :
  • ISBN: 9781598032642 (set) :
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.) in 3 containers/parts : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (19 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., c2006.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Course consists of 12 lectures in 3 parts. Each part consists of 2 videodiscs and each videodisc consists of six lectures.
Course No. 4820
Course guidebook contains outlines of each 30 minute lecture, with bibliographical references.
Contents:
pt. 1. Lecture 1. America -- The philosophical experiment -- Lecture 2. Historical baggage -- Lecture 3. Theoretical baggage -- Lecture 4. A Puritan beginning -- Lecture 5. Expansion and individualism -- Lecture 6. The revolutionary context -- Lecture 7. The road to the Declaration of Independence -- Lecture 8. A "natural" revolutionary--Thomas Paine -- Lecture 9. The unconscious dialectic of Crevecoeur -- Lecture 10. John Adams-- "Constitutionalist" -- Lecture 11. A political constitution -- Lecture 12. A philosophical constitution--Faction.
pt. 2. Lecture 13. A philosophical constitution--Structure -- Lecture 14. A philosophical constitution--Interpretation -- Lecture 15. Disorganized losers--The anti-federalists -- Lecture 16. The "genius" of Thomas Jefferson -- Lecture 17. Jacksonian democracy--The "people" extended -- Lecture 18. Iconoclastic individualism--Thoreau -- Lecture 19. Inclusionist stirrings--Douglass and Stanton -- Lecture 20. The organic socialism of Brownson -- Lecture 21. American Feudalism--The vision of Fitzhugh -- Lecture 22. Constitutionalizing the slave class -- Lecture 23. Lincoln's reconstitution of America -- Lecture 24. Equality in the law and in practice.
pt. 3. Lecture 25. Social Darwinism and economic laissez-faire -- Lecture 26. Looking backward, looking forward -- Lecture 27. Teddy Roosevelt and progressivism -- Lecture 28. Supreme Court and laissez-faire -- Lecture 29. The women's movement and the 19th amendment -- Lecture 30. Eugene V. Debs and working-class socialism -- Lecture 31. Hamiltonian means for Jeffersonian ends -- Lecture 32. FDR, the New Deal, and the Supreme Court -- Lecture 33. The racial revolution -- Lecture 34. The new egalitarianism and freedom -- Lecture 35. The Reagan revolution -- Lecture 36. Cycles of American political conversations.
Participant or Performer:
Lecturer, Joseph F. Kobylka, Southern Methodist University.
Summary, etc.:
Examines the philosophical underpinnings of this nation's history. Explores how this nation has, from its birth, been deeply engaged with the fundamental questions of political philosophy and how political history continues to influence the current day.
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Subject: Political science > United States.
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