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  1. 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

  2. Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland, Ormond, Arthur Mervyn, and Edgar Huntly: 4 Vol. Set
  3. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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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    Edited, with Introduction, by Howard Zinn

    New Deal Thought

    "The volume is primarily a collection of documents and . . . remains a vaulable resource.  Containing 420 pages of documentation, it is divided into eleven sections . . . national economic planning, monopoly power and public enterprise, social welfare, and the interest groups which the New Deal failed to mobilize."
         —Stuart Kidd, Journal of American Studies

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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

  10. Public Administration in the United States

    John C. Koritansky

    Public Administration in the United States

    An extensive reader including many seminal documents covering all aspects of public administration policy and practice in Twentieth Century United States.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, et al.
    Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by David Wootton

    The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers

    “An excellent edition of the key writings surrounding the adoption of the American Constitution. The learned Introduction brings to life the key intellectual debates at the heart of modern constitutionalism as well as those concerning the American Constitution. A fine critical edition.”
         —Frederick Rosen, University College London

  15. The Federalist

    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
    Edited, with Introduction and Historical Commentary, by J.R. Pole

    The Federalist

    "The Federalist Papers are by far the most significant resource for historical argument in construing the U.S. Constitution. J. R. Pole has given us a new edition that winningly combines his exceptional mastery of the politics of the Federalist period with an acute appreciation of the historical and philosophical background of the Papers. In crisp, lucid English prose he provides guidance for students—including lawyers, journalists, and judges—who want to understand the context within which the Federalist Papers were created. There is no more important work of American political philosophy; there is no one better to explicate its historical and political sources than J. R. Pole; it is unlikely there will be a better edition than his."
         —Philip Bobbitt, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. The Social and Political Thought of American Progressivism

    Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Eldon J. Eisenach

    The Social and Political Thought of American Progressivism

    "Eldon Eisenach, one of the most perceptive scholars of American progressivism, has brought together in this fine collection both standard and unfamiliar sources that will give historians, political scientists, and their undergraduate and graduate students access to a wide range of voices from—and reliable guidance to the voluminous secondary sources on—the era of progressive reform."
         —James Kloppenberg, Harvard University

  20. Tracts of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

    Edited, with Introduction, by Merrill Jensen

    Tracts of the American Revolution, 1763-1776

    This volume brings together seventeen of the most important pamphlets produced by the American colonies as they opposed British measures and policies after 1763, and as they disputed the issue of independence with one another between 1774 and 1776. The most famous pamphleteers—James Otis, John Dickinson, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine—are here; so too are lesser-known ones.

  21. 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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