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Ketcham, Ralph 1927-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 220 publications in 3 languages and 11,387 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Almanacs  Records and correspondence  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E302.6.F7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph Ketcham
Presidents above party : the first American presidency, 1789-1829 by Ralph Ketcham( )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Madison; a biography by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Madisons at Montpelier : reflections on the founding couple by Ralph Ketcham( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From colony to country : the Revolution in American thought, 1750-1820 by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical whig thought-- American Revolutiion - thinkers -- Convention of 1787 -- Puritan Ethic --Colonial Thinkers -- United States Constitution
The Anti-Federalist papers ; and, the constitutional convention debates by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties. Edited and introduced by Ralph Ketcham
Benjamin Franklin by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political thought of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of democracy in the modern era by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although the last half of the twentieth century has been called the Age of Democracy, the twenty-first has already demonstrated the fragility of its apparent triumph as the dominant form of government throughout the world." "Reassessing the fate of democracy for our time, political theorist Ralph Ketcham traces the evolution of this idea over the course of four hundred years. He traces democracy's bumpy ride in a book that is both an exercise in the history of ideas and an explication of democratic theory." "Ketcham examines the rationales for democratic government, identifies the fault lines that separate democracy from good government, and suggests ways to strengthen it in order to meet future challenges. Drawing on history and politics, he examines the rationales that have been offered for democratic government over the course of four manifestations of modernity that he identifies in the Western and East Asian world since 1600"--Jacket
Framed for posterity : the enduring philosophy of the Constitution by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individualism and public life : a modern dilemma by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings of James Madison by James Madison( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings collected here reflect the Madison who emerges from the best scholarship of the last thirty years
Public-spirited citizenship : leadership and good government in the United States by Ralph Ketcham( )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Any searching look at the theory and practice of citizenship in the United States today is bewildering and disconcerting. Despite earnest concern for participation, access, and "leverage," there is a widespread perception that nothing citizens do has much meaning or influence. This book argues that for American democracy to work in the twenty-first century, renewed interest in teaching the nation's young citizens a sense of the public good is imperative.All of the nation's founders, especially Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and Madison, addressed the question of whether and how a citizen can make a difference in the American political process. This concern harkens back even farther, to Locke, Erasmus, and Aristotle. Today, one obstacle to good citizenship is the social scientific turn in political science. Leaders in civic education in the twentieth century eschewed grand ideas and moral principles in favour of a focus on behaviourism and competitive, liberal politics. Another problem is the growing belief that the government has no business promoting the public good through the support of religious, educational, or cultural efforts.Ralph Ketcham vividly depicts the relationship of private self-interest and public-spirited action as these pertain to citizenship and good government. This is an enlightening book for the general reader, as well as for students, professional social scientists, and political philosophers."--Provided by publisher
From independence to interdependence : a paper by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks of American writing by Hennig Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin : Second Edition by Benjamin Franklin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jeffersonian and Hamiltonian traditions: "Visions" of national character and purpose by Ralph Ketcham( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political thought of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin( Book )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blessed with enormous talents and the energy and ambition to go with them, Franklin was a statesman, author, inventor, printer, and scientist. He helped draft the Declaration of Independence and later was involved in negotiating the peace treaty with Britain that ended the Revolutionary War. He also invented bifocals, a stove that is still manufactured, a water-harmonica, and the lightning rod. Franklin's extraordinary range of interests and accomplishments are brilliantly recorded in his Autobiography, considered one of the classics of the genre. Covering his life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, this charming self-portrait recalls Franklin's boyhood, his determination to achieve high moral standards, his work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, experiences during the French and Indian War, and more. Related in an honest, open, unaffected style, this highly readable account offers a wonderfully intimate glimpse of the Founding Father sometimes called "the wisest American."--Amazon.com
The mind of James Madison by Ralph Ketcham( )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participation in government : making a difference( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Presidents above party : the first American presidency, 1789-1829
Alternative Names
Ketcham, R. L. 1927-

Ketcham, R. L. (Ralph Louis), 1927-

Ketcham, Ralph

Ketcham, Ralph 1927-

Ketcham, Ralph L.

Ketcham, Ralph L. 1927-

Ketcham, Ralph Louis

Ketcham, Ralph Louis 1927-

ケッチャム, ラルフ

Languages
English (165)

Spanish (4)

German (1)

Covers
James Madison; a biographyThe Madisons at Montpelier : reflections on the founding coupleThe Anti-Federalist papers ; and, the constitutional convention debatesThe political thought of Benjamin FranklinThe idea of democracy in the modern eraFramed for posterity : the enduring philosophy of the ConstitutionIndividualism and public life : a modern dilemmaSelected writings of James MadisonThe autobiography of Benjamin Franklin