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  1. A History of Philosophy In America, Set of 2 Volumes

    E. Flower & M. G. Murphey

    A History of Philosophy In America, Set of 2 Volumes

    The two volumes that comprise this set may also be purchased separately: please see their individual listings. Volume I: 480 pages. From the Puritans through Transcendentalism. Volume II: 544 pages. From the St. Louis Hegelians through C. I. Lewis and G. H. Mead.

  2. A History of Philosophy In America, Vol. 1 of 2

    E. Flower & M. G. Murphey

    A History of Philosophy In America, Vol. 1 of 2

    This volume is part one of a two-volume set. It may be purchased separately or in conjunction with volume two. Volume 1: From the Puritans through Transcendentalism.

  3. A History of Philosophy In America, Vol. 2 of 2

    E. Flower & M. G. Murphey

    A History of Philosophy In America, Vol. 2 of 2

    This volume is part two of a two-volume set. It may be purchased separately or in conjunction with volume one. Vol. II: From the St. Louis Hegelians through C. I. Lewis. and G. H. Mead.

  4. Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793

    Charles Brockden Brown
    Edited, with an Introduction, by Philip Barnard & Stephen Shapiro

    Arthur Mervyn; or, Memoirs of the Year 1793

    "This new edition of Arthur Mervyn far exceeds any previous version of this remarkable American novel.  Through exhaustive archival research, the editors have produced a reliable text constructed within the intellectual, cultural, political, and religious contexts of a society informing Brown's efforts to capture and preserve the formation of the early republic for generations of readers and cultural historians.  This vital text is essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of the United States."
         —Emory Elliott, University Professor, University of California-Riverside

  5. Beyond Freedom and Dignity

    B. F. Skinner

    Beyond Freedom and Dignity

    In this profound and profoundly controversial work, a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971, B. F. Skinner makes his definitive statement about humankind and society. Beyond Freedom and Dignity urges us to reexamine the ideals we have taken for granted and to consider the possibility of a radically behaviorist approach to human problems—one that has appeared to some incompatible with those ideals, but which envisions the building of a world in which humankind can attain its greatest possible achievements.

  6. Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland, Ormond, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly: 4 Vol. Set
  7. Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought, 2 Volume Set

    Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Scott J. Hammond,
    Kevin R. Hardwick, & Howard L. Lubert

    Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought, 2 Volume Set

    From James I's "Address Before Parliament" (1610) to Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s "Learned Hand Dinner Address Before the American Jewish Committee" (2005), this two-volume set offers an unparalleled selection of key texts from the history of American political and constitutional thought. North American rights only.

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    Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Scott J. Hammond,
    Kevin R. Hardwick, & Howard L. Lubert

    Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought, Vol. I

    Volume 1 (Origins through the Civil War) of a 2-volume set. From James I's "Address Before Parliament" (1610) to Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s "Learned Hand Dinner Address Before the American Jewish Committee" (2005), this two-volume set offers an unparalleled selection of key texts from the history of American political and constitutional thought. North American rights only.

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    Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Scott J. Hammond,
    Kevin R. Hardwick, & Howard L. Lubert

    Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought, Vol. II

    Volume 2 (Reconstruction to the Present) of a 2-volume set. From James I's "Address Before Parliament" (1610) to Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s "Learned Hand Dinner Address Before the American Jewish Committee" (2005), this two-volume set offers an unparalleled selection of key texts from the history of American political and constitutional thought. North American rights only.

  10. Democracy in America

    Alexis De Tocqueville
    Abridged, with Introduction, by Sanford Kessler
    Translated and Annotated by Stephen D. Grant

    Democracy in America

    “A handy paperback edition offered primarily to teachers and students who can make no pretense of reading the entirety of the large work, but who want to sample some of its chief delights. . . . [Grant gives us an] exemplary translation . . . marked above all by great accuracy and fidelity to Tocqueville’s text. . . . Kessler’s editor’s Introduction is a model introduction to a classic text for today’s students. It is clearly written, compact (without being too short or dense), and nicely structured. . . . A tour—and translation—well worth the price of admission.”
         —Paul Seaton, Perspectives on Political Science

  11. Dewey: Political Writings

    John Dewey
    Edited by D. Morris and Ian Shapiro

    Dewey: Political Writings

    Includes notes on sources and editions and an editor's introduction.

  12. Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

    Charles Brockden Brown
    Edited, with an Introduction, by Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro

    Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker

    "This is now the edition of choice for those of us who teach Brown's fascinating Edgar Huntly.  Barnard and Shapiro explore the relevant historical, cultural, and literary backgrounds in their illuminating Introduction; they skillfully annotate the text; they provide useful and up-to-date bibliographies; and they append a number of revealing primary texts for further cultural contextualization.  This edition will help to stimulate new thinking about race, empire, and sexuality in Brown's prescient novel of the American frontier."
         —Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland

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    Charles Brockden Brown
    Edited, with an Introduction, by Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro

    Ormond; or, the Secret Witness

    "Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro have produced an awesome edition of Brown's Ormond by providing copious explanatory notes and helpful documentation of the essential historical context of feminist, radical, egalitarian, and abolitionist expression. Oh, ye patriots, read it and learn!"
         —Peter Linebaugh, University of Toledo

  14. Pragmatism
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  16. Puritan Political Ideas

    Edited, with Introduction, by Edmund S. Morgan

    Puritan Political Ideas

    In this unique collection, noted historian Edmund Morgan focuses upon three ideas that lay at the root of Puritan political theory and have had a continuing significance in our history: calling, covenant, and the separate spheres of church and state. The selections show the origin of these ideas in the writings of the early English Puritans before the colonization of America, in seventeenth century New England, and finally in new contexts in the eighteenth century. One may read these documents as primary sources of Puritan thought per se, as sources of American intellectual history, or as sources of a political theory that flowered in the early years of the new constitutional republic.
         —from the Foreword

  17. Rights of Man

    Thomas Paine
    Edited by Gregory Claeys

    Rights of Man

    “Claeys has done a fine job of situating Paine’s famous text in the intellectual and practical context, drawing out the most important themes, and referring the reader to the best secondary literature. . . . An excellent textbook for undergraduate courses in political theory.”
         —James Tully, McGill University

  18. Selected Writings of James Madison

    James Madison
    Edited, with Introduction, by Ralph Ketcham

    Selected Writings of James Madison

    "This valuable anthology of the framer's essential writings allows readers to experience the panoramic depth of Madison's mind.  For those just beginning their study, Ketcham's choices offer a meaningful introduction to Madison's complex view of the whole. . . . Of special note is the final section, in which Ketcham provides a selection of Madison's treatises on issues that cut the Union asunder in the decade prior to the Civil War.  In this reviewer's mind, the editor is to be praised for his efforts in assembling such a comprehensive, cohesive, and concise collection.  Summing Up: Essential."
         —M. J. C, Taylor, CHOICE

  19. Social Theories of Jacksonian Democracy

    Edited, with Introduction, by Joseph L. Blau

    Social Theories of Jacksonian Democracy

    "This bracing collection offers a profound glimpse into the depth and variety of social views Jackson and Van Buren had to negotiate in order to create the now familiar sort of political party that has been essential to American democracy. Composed of entirely primary sources, the collection remains a revealing window into the social and political thought of the Jacksonian America, and stands as an essential complement to contemporary secondary treatments of the era."
         —Russell Muirhead, Harvard University

  20. The Accessible Federalist

    Adapted, with Introduction, by S. Adam Seagrave

    The Accessible Federalist

    Forthcoming - available for pre-order, pre-orders will ship when the book is released in March 2017.

    "I assign students to read The Federalist so they will grasp the ideas. But too often they can’t get past the words. Adam Seagrave's The Accessible Federalist will enable readers of all backgrounds to understand the ideas that shaped the Constitution. It will also spur many readers onward to study and appreciate the original texts. I hope it gets wide attention and classroom use." —James H. Read, Professor of Political Science, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

  21. The American Debate over Slavery, 1760–1865

    Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Howard L. Lubert, Kevin R. Hardwick, and Scott J. Hammond

    The American Debate over Slavery, 1760–1865

    "The American Debate over Slavery, 1760–1865 will be a superb resource for teachers and students of early American history. Editors Lubert, Hardwick, and Hammond have carefully assembled and introduced a rich collection of significant documents that bring the slavery debate into sharp and illuminating focus. This is easily the best book in its field." —Peter S. Onuf, University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello)

  22. The Development of Peirce's Philosophy

    Murray G. Murphey

    The Development of Peirce's Philosophy

    “Contains invaluable insights on many topics, as well as interesting if still controversial interpretations. This book is still indispensable reading for anyone with a serious interest in Peirce’s philosophy.”
         —Hilary Putnam, Harvard University

  23. The Founding of a Nation

    Merrill Jensen

    The Founding of a Nation

    "This wonderfully rich volume challenges those who claim that political history is arid, narrow, or worse, irrelevant to our own concerns. Jensen's study explores popular political mobilization on the eve of American independence. It reconstructs the complex decisions that slowly, often painfully transformed a colonial rebellion into a genuine revolution. Jensen's well-paced narrative never loses sight of the ordinary men and women who confronted the most powerful empire in the world."
         —T.H. Breen, William Smith Mason Professor of American History, Northwestern University

  24. The Political Thought of Benjamin Franklin

    Benjamin Franklin
    Edited, with Introduction and Commentary, by Ralph Ketcham

    The Political Thought of Benjamin Franklin

    Too often dismissed as the least philosophic of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin had a deep and lasting impact on the shape of American political thought. In this substantial collection of Franklin’s letters, essays, and lesser-known papers, Ralph Ketcham traces the development of Franklin’s practical–and distinctly American–political thought from his earliest Silence Dogood essays to his final writings on the Constitution and The Evils of the Slave Trade.

  25. The Political Writings of John Adams

    John Adams
    Edited, with Introduction, by George A. Peek, Jr.

    The Political Writings of John Adams

    "The fundamental article of my political creed," declared John Adams, "is that despotism, or unlimited sovereignty, or absolute power is the same in a majority of a popular assembly, an aristocratical council, an oligarchical junto, and a single emperor. Equally arbitrary, cruel, bloody, and in every respect diabolical." The consequences of this article for Adams’ thought are nowhere better articulated than in this anthology, which presents his remarkable attempts at constructing a complete political system based on constitutional, balanced, representative government.

  26. Theology in America

    Edited, with Introduction and Commentary, by Sydney E. Ahlstrom

    Theology in America

    Covering nearly 300 years of American religious writing, this anthology compiles selections from thirteen notable thinkers—including Thomas Hooker, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Hodge, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Josiah Royce, William James and H. Richard Niebuhr—to reveal the vital and creative history of Protestant theology in America.

  27. Wieland; or the Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown
    Edited, with an Introduction and Notes, by Philip Barnard, & Stephen Shapiro

    Wieland; or the Transformation

    "An impressive edition . . . the most thoroughly satisfying historical and literary contextualization for the novel that I've ever encountered. Shapiro and Barnard offer a rich transatlantic artistic and ideological context that helps pull the whole novel into coherent focus. The footnotes to the novel are incredibly thorough, helpful, and interesting. . . . This Hackett edition of Wieland [is] the freshest and most topical of those now available."
        —Dana D. Nelson, Vanderbilt University

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