[EPUB] ☆ Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates Over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic | by ☆ Alan Gibson #2020


  • Title: Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates Over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic
  • Author: Alan Gibson
  • ISBN: 9780700614547
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback

  • Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates Over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic By Alan Gibson As politicians and judges argue over the original intent of our country s founding fathers, the American Founding itself continues to inspire a prodigious amount of research and commentary, reflecting a bewildering array of methods and interpretations Alan Gibson now offers readers an insightful and convenient guide through this daunting and sprawling body of scholarship.As politicians and judges argue over the original intent of our country s founding fathers, the American Founding itself continues to inspire a prodigious amount of research and commentary, reflecting a bewildering array of methods and interpretations Alan Gibson now offers readers an insightful and convenient guide through this daunting and sprawling body of scholarship Comprehensive and judicious, Interpreting the Founding provides summaries and analyses of the leading interpretive frameworks that have guided the study of the Founding since the publication of Charles Beard s An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution in 1913 Gibson argues that scholarship on the Founding is no longer steered by a single dominant approach or even by a set of questions that control its direction He also examines the challenges posed to Founding scholarship by this diversity and complexity and the possibilities opened by new avenues of inquiry that have recently emerged The book features extended discussions of pioneering works by leading scholars of the Founding including Louis Hartz, Bernard Bailyn, Gordon Wood, and Garry Wills that best exemplify different schools of interpretation Gibson focuses on six approaches that have dominated the modern study of the Founding Progressive, Lockean liberal, Republican Scottish Enlightenment, multicultural, and multiple traditions approaches For each approach, he traces its fundamental assumptions, revealing deeper ideological and methodological differences between schools of thought that, on the surface, seem to differ only about the interpretation of historical facts While previous accounts have treated the study of the Founding as the sequentialreplacement of one paradigm by another, Gibson argues that all of these interpretations survive as alternative and still viable approaches By examining the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and showing how each has simultaneously illuminated and masked core truths about the American Founding, he renders a balanced account of the current debate over the origins and foundations of the American republic and offers solid footing on the path to understanding the vast literature devoted to this important subject.
    Alan Gibson
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    Interpreting the Founding: Guide to the Enduring Debates Over the Origins and Foundations of the American Republic By Alan Gibson

    Commentaires:

    Sarah
    Well conceived, poorly written This book is jam packed with information, but the writing style is so pretentious that the information it offers is nearly inaccessible even with immense effort Gibson s sentences stumble on and on to the point where you don t really even remember what he was saying in the first place I found myself spending time trying to interpret what it was he wrote with his forced SAT vocabulary than actually learning the interesting theories the book has to offer.

    Michael Hattem
    This book is indispensable for Early American History majors either undergraduate or graduate In this book, along with his companion volume, Understanding the Founding, Gibson gives the most concise account of Colonial Revolutionary era historiography available He details each of the major schools of thought while also challenging each interpretation It is without a doubt the best introduction to the history of Revolutionary era scholarship in America If you are an undergraduate history major an [...]

    Elizabeth
    There are good books on historiography This is not one of them The sentences in this book are clumsy.It is a solid workmanlike book, I suppose, even if the author s biases show quite a lot I take it Gibson does not like the multiple traditions or minority approaches Because he seems really hostile to them.I d suggest this as something to keep around as a reference, maybe, for someone who s already familiar with the Founding and wants to contextualize some of the modern essays on it But don t, yo [...]

    Jordan
    This is a solid introduction to the world of interpreting the American founding It is a quick read, only 100 pages, but it also offers 50 pages of valuable footnotes essentially a bibliography on each school of interpretation I think I will use this in my undergrad courses, but I will mix it in with some actual literature or articles from each interpretive school because I think it may be too condensed for an uninitiated reader.

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