American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia / Digital original - eBook
American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia / Digital original - eBook  -     By: Bruce Frohnen, Jeremy Beer, Nelson O. Jeffrey
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781497651579
ISBN-13: 9781497651579

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Publisher's Description

"A must-own title." —National Review Online


American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference volume to cover what is surely the most influential political and intellectual movement of the past half century. More than fifteen years in the making—and more than half a million words in length—this informative and entertaining encyclopedia contains substantive entries on those persons, events, organizations, and concepts of major importance to postwar American conservatism. Its contributors include iconic patriarchs of the conservative and libertarian movements, celebrated scholars, well-known authors, and influential movement activists and leaders.

Ranging from "abortion" to "Zoll, Donald Atwell," and written from viewpoints as various as those which have informed the postwar conservative movement itself, the encyclopedia’s more than 600 entries will orient readers of all kinds to the people and ideas that have given shape to contemporary American conservatism. This long-awaited volume is not to be missed.

Author Bio

Bruce Frohnen is professor of law at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law and the author of Virtue and the Promise of Conservatism and The New Communitarians and the Crisis of Modern Liberalism. Jeremy Beer is a founding partner of American Philanthropic and the former editor in chief of ISI Books. Jeffrey O. Nelson is executive vice president at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

Editorial Reviews

"Now American conservatism can claim another mark of distinction: an encyclopedia all its own." —The New York Times

"The strong and interlocking entries found in this encyclopedia will make it of great value to all who are interested in American conservatism." —Journal of Social History

"No conservative—indeed, no student of American history and politics—can do without this excellent volume." —Terry Eastland, The Weekly Standard

"An excellent source of information and insight, American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia is the mirror image of my own Encyclopedia of the American Left, destined to fascinate, inform, and enrage, neither doctrinaire nor long-winded but well-written and entertaining." —Paul Buhle, Brown University

"This volume is an enormously ambitious undertaking which succeeds mightily. At once both authoritative and provocative, American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia is an indispensable reference for conservatives and those who seek to understand them." —Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online

"This is a splendid, and comprehensive, gathering of titles, ideas, people, trends, events, and organizations that comprise the history of American conservatism, no matter how you define it." —The Weekly Standard

"A wonderful resource with many virtues, and should be owned by every serious and inquisitive conservative." —Claremont Review of Books

"A marvelous miscellany . . . Great browsing territory." —The Wall Street Journal


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