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The Movement and the Sixties – Political Science Books to Read

Protest in America from Greensboro to Wounded Knee

Anderson, Terry H.
Oxford 1995

“It began in 1960 with the Greensboro sit-ins. By 1973, when a few Native Americans rebelled at Wounded Knee and the U.S. Army came home from Vietnam, it was over. In between came Freedom Rides, Port Huron, the Mississippi Summer, Berkeley, Selma, Vietnam, the Summer of Love, Black Power, the Chicago Convention, hippies, Brown Power, and Women’s Liberation–The Movement–in an era that became known as The Sixties. Why did millions of Americans become activists; why did they take to the streets?
These are questions Terry Anderson explores in The Movement and The Sixties, a searching history of the social activism that defined a generation of young Americans and that called into question the very nature of “America.” -Publisher. Books on Politics PDF

New Encyclopedia of Social Reform … – Political Science Books to Read

Including all Social-Reform Movements and Activities, and the Economic, Industrial, and Sociological Facts and Statistics of all Countries and All Social Subjects

Bliss, W: D. P. ed.
Funk 1908

Brief and clear statement of nearly every important reform movement of our age. By specialists and containing brief bibliographies. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Books on Politics PDF.

The Peril of the Republic; Are We Facing Revolution in the United States? – Political Science Books to Read

Brewer, Daniel Chauncey
NY: Putnam’s Sons 1922

Presidential Elections 1789-2008 – Political Science Books to Read

CQ Press
CQ 2010

This comprehensive resource explains with detail and clarity the evolution of presidential elections. The book illustrates the means by which the president is elected—including the complexities of the Electoral College system. Enhanced with data tables, maps, portraits of candidates, political cartoons, and other illustrations, this unique volume brings to life the history and processes behind presidential elections for a wide range of readers. Political science books to read.

Social Movements of the 1960s: Searching for Democracy – Political Science Books to Read

Burns, Stewart
Twayne 1990

“America was irrevocably changed by the 1960s civil rights, anti-war and feminist movements. This study examines them side by side, revealing their interdependence, common grassroots origins and cumulative impact. Burns clarifies how the struggle for black equality helped empower other causes and how the New Left gave rise to the peace movements as it fueled the tumultuous counterculture. He traces the history of each movement and makes conclusions about leadership, electoral politics and coalition-building.” -Publisher. Political science books to read.

Human Rights; The Essential Reference – Free Political Science Books

Devine, Carol et al.
Oryx 1999

This volume is divided into four sections; the first ‘traces the evolution of our modern concept of human rights’ beginning with the ancient Greeks and continuing through World War II to the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Part two is a thorough examination of this historical document, article by article. Part three provides a detailed overview of the contemporary human-rights movememt … The final section consists of short essays on 33 of the most pressing human-rights issues for today. Political science books to read.

Speak Now Against the Day; The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South – Free Political Science Books

Egerton, John
North Carolina 1995

The astonishing, little-known story of the Southerners who, in the generation before the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation and before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery bus, challenged the validity of a white ruling class and a “separate but equal” division of the races. Published forty years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling of the Supreme Court, this compelling book is not only a rich trove of forgotten history—it also speaks profoundly to us in the context of today’s continuing racial and social conflict. Books on Politics PDF.

Grand Old Party; A History of the Republicans – Free Political Science Books

Gould, Lewis L.
Random House 2003

Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery coalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservatism. Gould brings to life the major figures of Republican history. Gould also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republicans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government. Books on Politics PDF.

Information Sources of Political Science – Free Political Science Books

Green, Stephen W. and Ernest, Douglas J, eds.

This comprehensive political bibliography offers 2500 entries covering a wide variety of source types: indexing and abstracting services, major bibliographical tools, encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, directories, statistical compilations and more. Political science books to read

American Values: Opposing Viewpoints – Free Political Science Books

Hurley, Jennifer A.
Greenhaven 2000

Social critics and scholars assess the state of morality in America and offer various perspectives on whether society’s values should be changed. Chapter titles include: What Values Should America Uphold? Is America in Moral Decline? How Does the Media Influence American Values? What Measures Will Improve American Values? Political science books to read

An Introduction to Political Science – Free Political Science Books

Jacobsohn, John
Wadsworth 1998

“This text provides readers with comprehensive coverage of all major political science topics, with an especially strong focus on theory and thorough coverage of comparative institutions and international political systems. The text emphasizes the role of society in political science.” -Publisher. Books on Politics PDF

Political Science Research Methods – Political Science Books to Read

Johnson, Janet Buttolph and Joslyn, Richard A.
CQ 1991

“An introduction to the basic tools of political science research. Six case studies highlight important aspects of the research process, and illustrate how scholars employ research methods in their studies of politics. New material includes studies of Western media influence on print news in non-Western countries, and political control of federal bureaucracies.” -Publisher. Political science books to read

The Prince – Political Science Books to Read

Machiavelli, Niccolo

The Prince is often regarded as the first true leadership book. It shocked contemporary readers with its ruthless call for fearless and effective action. With simple prose and straightforward logic, Machiavelli’s guide still has the power to surprise and inform anyone hoping to make their way in the world. Political science books to read.

American Ideals, and other Essays, Social and Political – Books on Politics PDF

Roosevelt, Theodore
Putnam 1897

Other essays: True Americanism; The manly virtues and practical politics; The college graduate and public life; Phases of state legislation; Machine politics in New York City; Six years of civil service reform; Administering the New York police force; The vice-presidency and the campaign of 1896; How not to help our poorer brother; The Monroe doctrine; Washington’s forgotten maxim; National life and character; Social evolution; The law of civilization and decay. – Standard Catalog: Sociology Section (1918). Political science books to read.

Political Science: An Introduction – Political Science Books to Read

Roskin, Michael G. et al.
Prentice Hall 2000

“Balancing practical and theoretical knowledge, Political Science is a comprehensive and jargon-free introduction to the field’s basic concepts and themes. This bestselling brief book uses diverse real-world examples to show readers the value of avoiding simplifications in politics, the relevance of government, and the importance of participation. Written from Mike Roskin’s unique and engaging point-of-view, Political Science remains the best at providing the clear explanations, practical applications, and current examples that will welcome readers to a vital field of study.” -Publisher. Political science books to read.

The Power Game; How Washington Works – Political Science PDF Books

Smith, Hedrick
Random House 1988

Power is the name of the game. But until now, no one outside “the beltway” knew just who was wielding how much–and for what ends. Pulitzer Prize-winning, ex-Washington bureau chief of THE NEW YORK TIMES, Hedrick Smith, tells the whole story. From PACs to influence-peddling from the Pentagon to the WASHINGTON POST, THE POWER GAME reveals Congressional staffers more powerful than their bosses, media advisors more powerful than the media, and money that not only talks but threatens. Political science books pdf.

Elections A to Z – Political Science Books to Read

Tarr, David R.
SAGE 2012

Explains how campaigns and elections, the hallmark of any democracy, are conducted in the United States. Entries range from short definitions of terms like front-runner to in-depth essays exploring vital aspects of campaigns and elections, such as the right to vote, turnout trends, and the history, evolution, and current state of House, Senate, presidential, and some state-level elections. Political science books to read.

An Introduction to Political Philosophy – Political Science Books to Read

Wolff, Jonathan
Oxford University 2016

A concise, lucid and thought-provoking introduction to the most important questions of political philosophy, organized around the major issues. Wolff provides the structure that beginners’ need, whilst also introducing some distinctive ideas of his own. Political science books to read.

The Post-American World – Political Science PDF Books

Zakaria, Fareed
Norton 2008 Dewey Dec. 303

“This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s important new work on the era we are now entering. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures. He sees the “rise of the rest”—the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil, Russia, and many others—as the great story of our time, and one that will reshape the world. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, largest-selling movies, and most advanced cell phones are all being built outside the United States. This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and potentially international problems. How should the United States understand and thrive in this rapidly changing international climate? What does it mean to live in a truly global era? Political science books to read.

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Free political science books pdf, at the Internet Archive. Some books: Political Science, Intro to Political Analysis, Research Guide in Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Science Research Methods, Careers in Political Science, Encyclopedia of Political Science, Policy Analysis in Political Science, Politics and Political Systems, New World of Politics, Analyzing Politics, Studying Politics, Political Science in Canada, Political Science on the Internet, American Political Institutions in the 1970s, People Politics and Government, many more. Political science books to read.

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Political Parties Books PDF – Collection – Books on Political Science PDF

Free political parties books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Political Parties of the U.S., African Political Parties, British Politics in the Collectivist Age, The Making of the American Party System 1789-1809, The Minor Parties of the Federal Republic of Germany, Race for the Presidency, Party and Politics in Contemporary Japan, Party Politics in Canada, Britain’s Changing Party System, History of U.S. Political Parties, British Parliamentary Parties 1742-1832, Political Parties and the European Union, many more. Political science books to read.

World Politics Books – Collection – Free Political Science Books

Free world politics books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some Books: Global Issues, Contemporary International Problems in World Politics, World Politics, Case Histories in International Politics, World Politics in the 21st Century, Global Politics in a Changing World, Political Handbook of the World, New World Order, Guide to Countries of the World, Foreign Policy: the next phase, Beginnings of the Cold War, Defense of Western Europe, many more. Political science books to read.

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Political Campaigns Books PDF – Collection – Free Political Science Books

Free political campaigns books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Political Campaigns, How to Organize an Election, Building Red America, New Style in Election Campaigns, Handbook of Modern Participatory Democracy, Romney vs Obama: election 2012, Campaign for President, Mike’s Election Guide 2008, Election Campaigning Japanese Style, Campaign Tips for Women Candidates and their Staffs, Political Marketing, Parties and Elections in America, many more. Political science books to read.

Voting Books PDF – Collection – Free Political Science Books

Free voting books pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: National Elections and the Political Process, The Right to Vote, Voting Rights, Your Guide to Voting, The Battle to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting, How Voter Rage is Changing the Nation, Voting Behaviour in Canada, Electoral Behavior, Scottish Political Behaviour, Politics of Rich and Poor, Canadian Electoral Politics in an Era of Restructuring, many more. Political science books to read.

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The Origins Of Totalitarianism – Political Ideologies Book PDF

Arendt, Hannah
Harvest 1979

Originally published in 1951. “The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I. Arendt explores the institutions and operations of totalitarian movements, focusing on the two genuine forms of totalitarian government in our time–Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia–which she adroitly recognizes were two sides of the same coin, rather than opposing philosophies of Right and Left. From this vantage point, she discusses the evolution of classes into masses, the role of propaganda in dealing with the nontotalitarian world, the use of terror, and the nature of isolation and loneliness as preconditions for total domination.” -Publisher. Political science books pdf.

The Conservatives; Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History – Political Science PDF Books

Allitt, Patrick
Yale University 2009

Conservatism has assumed a variety of forms, historian Patrick Allitt argues, because it has been chiefly reactive, responding to perceived threats and challenges at different moments in the nation’s history. The book discusses changing ideas about what ought to be conserved, and why. Conservatives sometimes favored but at other times opposed a strong central government, sometimes criticized free-market capitalism but at other times supported it. Some denigrated democracy while others championed it. Throughout the book he offers original insights into the connections between the development of conservatism and the larger history of the nation. Political science books to read.

Encyclopedia of Modern Worldwide Extremists and Extremist Groups – Political Science Books to Read

Atkins, Stephen E.
Greenwood 2004

Overview of the most significant worldwide extremists and extremist groups in operation over the past 50 years. 290 alphabetically organized entries detail the notorious history, activities, and beliefs of these shadowy and often violent extremists. Political science books to read.

Josiah Warren, The First American Anarchist, A Sociological Study – Political Science Books to Read

Baillie, William
Boston: Small & Mayynard 1906

Josiah Warren (1798-1874) was a musician when he moved from Boston to Cincinnati at age 20, where he worked as a music teacher and orchestra leader and also manufactured a lamp he invented. He moved his family to New Harmony, IN in the mid-1820s to participate in Robert Owens’ communitarian experiment, but left within two years, rejecting Owens’ views on the ideal society. Warren developed his own philosophy on a principle of the “sovereignty of the individual”, and society without a state. Political science books pdf.

The author of this small book began with a long essay on the philosophy of anarchism. In addition to a biography of Warren, and explanations of his philosophical ideas, there are extended descriptions of the anarchist communities that he founded. Political ideology book free.

The Rise and Fall of Communism – Political Science PDF Books

Brown, Archie
Bodley Head 2009

The inexorable rise of Communism was the most momentous political phenomenon of the first half of the twentieth century. In this illuminating book, based on forty years of study and a wealth of new sources, Archie Brown provides a comprehensive history as well as an original and highly readable analysis of an ideology that has shaped the world and still rules over a fifth of humanity. Political science books to read.

Gospel of Wealth, and other Timely Essays – Political Science Books to Read

Carnegie, Andrew
Century 1900

Wealth, poverty, trusts, relations of capital and labor, colonial possessions, imperialism, democracy in England, etc. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Political science books to read.

Socialism; Its Theoretical Roots and Present-day Development – Political Science Books to Read

Forman, James D.
New Viewpoints 1973

Includes profiles of socialism in France, Germany, Scandanavia, Israel, Egypt, Senegal, Kenya, India, Burma, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Jamaica, Mexico. Political science books pdf.

A Plea for Liberty; An Argument Against Socialism and Socialistic Legislation … – Free Political Science Books

Consisting of an Introduction by Herbert Spencer and Essays by Various Writers

Mackay, Thomas, ed.
Appleton 1891

On proper limits of state action relating to labor, care of poor, schools, post-office, etc.
Laissez faire and individualism present in formal array the arguments by which they hope to check the tide of socialism. Political science books to read.

Capital: Critique of Political Economy – Political Science Books to Read

– Volume 2 Volume 3

Marx, Karl

Volume 2 is subtitled: “The Process of Circulation of Capital”, and Volume 3 is subtitled “The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole”. Volume 3 was prepared by Friedrich Engels from notes left by Marx. Political science books to read.

The Communist Manifesto – Political Science Books to Read

Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich
Washington Square 1964

The Communist Manifesto is a 1848 political manifesto by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that laid out the programme of the Communist League. It contains Marx and Engels’ theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles”. It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then finally Communism. Political science books to read.

Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis – Books on Political Science PDF

Mises, Ludwig von

Socialism – Political Science Books to Read

Robbins, E. C. comp.
NY: Wilson 1915

From the publisher’s “Handbook Series”. In addition to a substantial bibliography of representative books and articles, the book contains reprinted magazine articles arranged in the following categories:- Utopian Socialism, – Christian Socialism, – Marxian Socialism, – Progressive Socialism, – Socialism versus Other Forms of Radicalism, – Definitions of Contemporary Socialism. Political science books to read.

Anatomy of Fascism – Political Science Books to Read

Paxton, Robert O.
Knopf 2004

A fascinating, authoritative history of fascism in all its manifestations, and how and why it took hold in certain countries and not in others. What is fascism? Robert O. Paxton prefers to start with concrete historical experience. He focuses more on what fascists did than on what they said. Paxton makes clear the sequence of steps by which fascists and conservatives together formed regimes in Italy and Germany, and why fascists remained out of power elsewhere. He goes on to examine whether fascism can exist outside the specific early-twentieth-century European setting in which it emerged, and whether it can reappear today. Political science books to read.

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Political Ideologies Books PDF – Collection – Political Science Books to Read

About 400 free political ideologies books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Modern Political Ideologies, Roots of Contemporary African American Political Ideologies, American Political Thought, Ideologies and Modern Politics, Ideologies in Quebec, Origins of Terrorism, Green Political Thought, Explaining Politics, Conservatism and American Political Development, Utopia and Revolution, Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China, Who’s Who in Political Revolutions, Modern Islamic Political Thought, Understanding Politics through Film and Television, The Opium of the Intellectuals, Burning Books and Leveling Libraries, many more. Political science books to read.

Liberalism Books PDF – Collection – Books on Politics PDF

Free Liberalism books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: A Liberal Vision for the New Century, Death by Liberalism, The Collapse of Liberal Empire, Thank the Liberals for Saving America, The Liberal Tradition in America, The Liberal Mind, American Politics and Liberalism, Liberalism and Liberal Politics in Edwardian England, The Fall of Liberalism and the Rise of Common Sense, Godless: the church of liberalism, many more. Political science books to read.

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Conservatism Books PDF – Collection – Political Science Books to Read

Free Conservatism books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: Battle for the Bible in the 21st Century, A Traditional Conservative Confronts Neoconservative Excess, Conservatism in America, Conservatism: from John Adams to Churchill, What is Conservatism?, Conservatism in the 1990s, Conscience of a Conservative, Mobilizing Resentment, The Conservative Mind, A 21st Century Contract with America, Why I am a Reagan Conservative, many more. Books on politics pdf.

Fascism Books PDF – Collection – Political Science Books to Read

Free Fascism books pdf at the Internet Archive. Some books: The Neo-Nazis, Fascism for Beginners, A History of Fascism 1914-1945, European Fascism, The Far Right in Western & Eastern Europe, Fascism: past present future, Fascist Italy, Falange: a history of Spanish fascism, Fascism & Big Business, Fascism Today; a world survey, History of the Fascist Movement, Mussolini’s Italy, The Birth of Fascist Ideology, American Swastika, Fascism and the Far Right, many more. Political science books to read.

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Totalitarianism Books PDF – Collection – Political Science Books to Read

Totalitarianism books free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: Police State: could it happen here? The Trial, 1984, Origins of Totalitarian Democracy, Totalitarian Dictatorship and Autocracy, The Stalin Revolution, Soviet Leaders and Mastery over Man, Democracy and Dictatorship, Freedom and Civilization, Escape from Freedom, The Road to Serfdom, Totalitarianism in Burma, Authoritarian Politics in Modern Society, many more. Political science books to read.

Books about Utopias PDF

The Children of Prosperity: Thirteen Modern American Communes – Books about Utopian Societies

Gardner, Hugh
St. Martin’s 1978

Utopianism : A Very Short Introduction

Sargent, Lyman Tower
Oxford University 2010

There are many debates about utopia – What constitutes a utopia? Are utopias benign or dangerous? Is the idea of utopianism essential to Christianity or heretical? What is the relationship between utopia and ideology? This Very Short Introduction explores these issues and examines utopianism and its history. Lyman Sargent discusses the role of utopianism in literature, and in the development of colonies and in immigration. In Christianity utopia is labelled as both heretical and as a fundamental part of Christian belief, and such debates are also central to such fields as architecture, town and city planning, and sociology among many others Sargent introduces and summarizes the debates over the utopia in literature, communal studies, social and political theory, and theology.


Books about Utopias – Collection – Books about Utopian Societies

Free Utopias books pdf at the Internet Archive. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Feminist Utopias, Utopias and Utopian Thought, North American Utopias, Utopias of the Classical World, Famous Utopias of the Renaissance, A Study of American Utopias, Women’s Utopias in British and American Fiction, Chicago’s Utopias of 1893, French Utopias: an anthology, Jewish Agriculture Utopias in America 1880-1910, Dreams of Reason: science and utopias, A Century of Genocide: utopias of race and nation, Backwoods Utopias, Puritan Utopias of 17th Century England & America, Sex Roles and Sexuality in Victorian Utopias, Visions of the City, many more.


American Communities – Books about Utopias PDF

Hinds, W: A.
Kerr 1902

“Revised edition, enlarged to include additional societies, new and old, communistic, semi-communistic and co-operative.”

Brave New World Revisited – Books about Utopias

Huxley, Aldous
Harper 1958 Dewey Dec. 303

In 1958, author Aldous Huxley wrote what some would call a sequel to his novel Brave New World (1932) but the sequel did not revisit the story or the characters. Instead, Huxley chose to revisit the world he created in a set of twelve essays in which he meditates on how his fantasy seemed to be becoming a reality and far more quickly than he ever imagined. Books about Utopias.

The Communistic Societies of the United States – from Personal Visit and Observation … – Books about Utopias Free

Including detailed accounts of the Economists, Zoarites, Shakers, the Amana, Oneida, Bethel, Aurora, Icarian, and other existing societies; their religious creeds, social practices, numbers, industries, and present condition

Nordhoff, Charles
Harper 1875

Valuable account by a trained journalist from personal visits and observations in many communistic societies. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Brook Farm; its Members, Scholars, and Visitors – Books about Utopian Societies

Swift, Lindsay
Macmillan 1900

List of books and magazine articles, p. 283-92. Books about Utopias.

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