Books

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Account of Denmark An

An Account of Denmark: With Francogallia and Some Considerations for the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor By Robert Molesworth
Edited and with an Introduction by Justin Champion

Political Thought

The Liberty Fund edition of An Account of Denmark is the first modern edition of Molesworth’s writings. This volume presents not only An Account, but also his translation of Francogallia and Some Considerations for the Promoting of Agriculture and Employing the Poor. These texts encompass Molesworth’s major political statements on liberty as well as his important and understudied recommendations for the application of liberty to economic improvement.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith: The Man and His Works By E. G. West

Economics

Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, was no dry pedant. His lectures and writings are alive with examples taken from the busy eighteenth-century world around him, and Edmund Burke praised his literary style as “rather painting than writing.” It was Adam Smith who taught moral philosophy and literary criticism to Boswell at the University of Glasgow, and in Smith’s works we follow his interests from political history to law, sociology, economic and social history, philosophy, and English literature.

Adam Smith and the Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith and the Wealth of Nations (DVD)

DVDs

In 1776, Adam Smith, the great Scottish economist and moral philosopher, published his classic work, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. This DVD is an introduction to modern economics and the importance of free markets. The DVD is narrated by Dr. Benjamin A. Rogge of Wabash College and was prepared with the advice of Professors Ronald H. Coase of the University of Chicago and E. G. West of Carleton University.

American Commonwealth The

The American Commonwealth By James Bryce
Introduction by Gary L. McDowell

American Founding American History

In Democracy in America (1835) the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville interpreted American society through the lens of democratic political theory. A half-century later the Scotsman James Bryce examined “the institutions and the people of America as they are.” Bryce presented his findings in The American Commonwealth, first published in London in three volumes in 1888. This new Liberty Fund two-volume edition is based on the updated third edition of 1941, which encompassed all the changes, corrections, and additions that Bryce entered into the previous editions. Its expanded appendix includes Bryce’s 1887 essay, “The Predictions of Hamilton and De Tocqueville,” and contemporaneous (1889) reviews of The American Commonwealth by Woodrow Wilson and Lord Acton.

American Democrat The

The American Democrat By James Fenimore Cooper
Introduction by H. L. Mencken

American History Political Thought

When The American Democrat was first published in 1838, Cooper’s position as America’s first major novelist obscured his serious contribution to the discussion of American principles and politics.

American Nation The

The American Nation: Primary Sources Edited and with an Introduction by Bruce Frohnen

American History

The American Nation: Primary Sources resumes the narrative begun in its companion volume, The American Republic, which covered the first eight decades of U.S. history, ending at the onset of the Civil War. The American Nation continues the story through America’s entrance into World War II.

American Political Writing During the Founding Era

American Political Writing During the Founding Era: 1760–1805 Edited by Charles S. Hyneman and Donald S. Lutz

American Founding American History

This selection of essays, pamphlets, speeches, and letters to newspapers written between 1760 and 1805 by American political and religious leaders illuminate the founding of the republic. Many selections are obscure pieces that were previously available only in larger research libraries, but all illuminate the founding of the American republic and are essential reading for students and teachers of American political thought. The second volume includes an annotated bibliography of five hundred additional items for future reference.

American Republic The

The American Republic: Primary Sources Edited and with an Introduction by Bruce Frohnen

American Founding American History

Many reference works offer compilations of critical documents covering individual liberty, local autonomy, constitutional order, and other issues that helped to shape the American political tradition. Yet few of these works are available in a form suitable for classroom use, and traditional textbooks give short shrift to these important issues.

Americas Second Crusade

America’s Second Crusade By William Henry Chamberlin

Political Thought

In this work William Henry Chamberlin offers his perspective as a seasoned journalist on the United States’ involvement in World War II. Written only five years after the unconditional surrenders of Germany and Japan, the book is a window into its time.

Anticapitalistic Mentality The

The Anti-capitalistic Mentality By Ludwig von Mises
Edited by Bettina Bien Greaves

Economics Political Thought Sociology

In The Anti-capitalistic Mentality, the respected economist Ludwig von Mises plainly explains the causes of the irrational fear and hatred many intellectuals and others feel for capitalism. In five concise chapters, he traces the causation of the misunderstandings and resultant fears that cause resistance to economic development and social change. He enumerates and rebuts the economic arguments against and the psychological and social objections to economic freedom in the form of capitalism. Written during the heyday of twentieth-century socialism, this work provides the reader with lucid and compelling insights into human reactions to capitalism.

AntiFederalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle The

The Anti-Federalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle By Melancton Smith
Edited and with an Introduction by Michael Zuckert and Derek A. Webb

American Founding American History Political Thought

The Anti-Federalist Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle makes available for the first time a one-volume collection of Anti-Federalist writings that are commensurate in scope, significance, political brilliance, and depth with The Federalist. Included in this volume as an appendix is a computational and contextual analysis that addresses the question of the authorship of two of the most well-known pseudonymous Anti-Federalist writings, namely, Essays of a Federal Farmer and Essays of Brutus. Also included are the records of Smith’s important speeches at the New York Ratifying Convention, some shorter writings of Smith’s from the ratification debate, and a set of private letters Smith wrote on constitutional subjects at the time of the ratification struggle.

Arator

Arator: Being a Series of Agricultural Essays, Practical and Political: In Sixty-One Numbers By John Taylor of Caroline
Edited and with an Introduction by M. E. Bradford

American Founding American History Political Thought

This discussion of the social order of an agricultural republic is Taylor’s most popular and influential work. It includes materials on the relation of agriculture to the American economy, on agriculture and politics, and on the enemies of the agrarian republic. Both statesman and farmer, Taylor is often considered the deepest thinker of all the early Virginians.