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McKenna, George

Overview
Works: 55 works in 213 publications in 2 languages and 8,914 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Trivia and miscellanea  Educational films  Educational television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, ed
Classifications: JK271, 150
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Most widely held works about George McKenna
 
Most widely held works by George McKenna
Taking sides by Kurt Finsterbusch( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings pro and con on a variety of issues
The Puritan origins of American patriotism by George McKenna( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, George McKenna ranges across the entire panorama of American history to track the development of American patriotism. That patriotism--shaped by Reformation Protestantism and imbued with the American Puritan belief in a providential "errand"--Has evolved over 350 years and influenced American political culture in both positive and negative ways, McKenna shows. The germ of the patriotism, an activist theology that stressed collective rather than individual salvation, began in the late 1630s in New England and traveled across the continent, eventually becoming a national phenomenon. Today, American patriotism still reflects its origins in the seventeenth century. By encouraging cohesion in a nation of diverse peoples and inspiring social reform, American patriotism has sometimes been a force for good. But the book also uncovers a darker side of the nation's patriotism--a prejudice against the South in the nineteenth century, for example, and a tendency toward nativism and anti-Catholicism. Ironically, a great reversal has occurred, and today the most fervent believers in the Puritan narrative are the former "outsider"--Catholics and Southerners. McKenna offers a new perspective on patriotism's role throughout American history, and he concludes with trenchant thoughts on its role in the post-9/11 era. --From publisher's description
Taking sides : clashing views on controversial political issues by George McKenna( Book )

37 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of twenty-one controversial debates on political issues covering topics such as political campaigns, liberal bias, filibusters, capital punishment, gun control laws, racial profiling, tax cuts, gay marriages, and more
Taking sides( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A debate-style reader provides an introduction to a series of controversial political issues, followed by arguments presenting opposing viewpoints on the topic
Taking sides( )

in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This debate-style reader introduces students to controversies in politics, presenting the arguments of leading political scientists, lawmakers and political commentators. The 16th edition includes DEMOCRACY AND THE AMERICAN POLITICAL PROCESS (Should Americans Believe in a Unique American "Mission"? Is Democracy the Answer to Global Terrorism? Should the Electoral College Be Abolished? Do the Media Have a Liberal Bias? Should America Adopt Public Financing of Political Campaigns?) THE INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT (Is Congress Barred from Regulating Commerce Within a State? Should the Courts Seek the "Original Meaning" of the Constitution? May the President Wiretap Without a Warrant to Protect National Security?) SOCIAL CHANGE AND PUBLIC POLICY (Is Capital Punishment Justified? Does Affirmative Action Advance Racial Equality? Is "Middle Eastern" Profiling Ever Justified? Should Abortion Be Restricted? Are Tax Cuts Good for America? Is America Becoming More Unequal? Does the Patriot Act Abridge Essential Freedom? Stopping Illegal Immigration: Should Border Security Come First?) AMERICA AND THE WORLD (Is Free Trade Fair Trade? Does the War in Iraq Help the War Against Terrorism? Is the Use of Torture Against Terrorist Suspects Ever Justified? Does the United Nations Promote World Peace and Security? Must America Exercise World Leadership?)
Taking sides( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American politics : ideals and realities by George McKenna( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media voices : debating critical issues in mass media by George McKenna( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to The Constitution, that delicate balance : a thirteen-week telecourse by George McKenna( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of democracy : American government and politics by George McKenna( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores American democracy using well-developed stories and highlighting debates that have shaped the country's politics. It views aspects of government and politics through the four theoretical perspectives of Madison, Jefferson, Hamilton and Lincoln
Taking sides by Brent D Slife( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents controversial issues surrounding current United States' political matters in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This work intends to work toward the revival of political dialog in America. It examines leading issues in American politics from the perspective of sharply opposed points of view. The included readings represent the arguments of leading political scientists, lawmakers, and political commentators. This topic is framed with a general summary and introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions. This work features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and an online instructor's resource guide with testing material available
Success by Michael Walker( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first installment focuses on the achievement of success of both well-known and unsung African Americans in the face of adversity through a series of real-life stories and experiences
The HistoryMakers video oral history with George McKenna, III( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educator George McKenna III was born on September 6, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisiana. McKenna became principal of George Washington Preparatory High School in 1979. At the time, this high school was one of the most notorious and violent in Los Angeles, replete with gangs, drug dealing and gun fights. McKenna turned the school around, transforming it from a failing institution to having nearly 80 percent of its graduates go on to college at that time. McKenna’s programs have been modeled throughout the nation. He with consulted numerous school districts and law enforcement agencies. McKenna received over 400 citations and awards from civic, legislative, and professional organizations. His work led to him being the subject of the award-winning CBS movie, The George McKenna Story. In 1989, McKenna received the Congressional Black Caucus’ Chairman’s Award. In 1997, he was elected into the National Alliance of Black School Educators’ Hall of Fame
The Constitution, that delicate balance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representatives of law, government, journalism, academia and other professions grapple with the tough choices required to put the Constitution into practice, and the difficulty of balancing the conflicting demands the Constitution honors. Each program starts with a hypothetical case, presented by the moderator, in which rights clash with responsibilities and the needs of the individual clash with those of society
Taking sides( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This] is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in politics. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading political scientists, lawmakers, and political commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editors provide a concise introduction and postscript summary. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the "yes" and "no" readings, and the postscript briefly reviews the opposing views and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion.-Back cover
Taking sides, clashing views on controversial psychological issues( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critic of modernity : the political thought of Hannah Arendt by George McKenna( )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitution, that delicate balance by Fred W Friendly( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Landmark cases that shaped the Constitution."--Jacket subtitle. Includes the full text of the Constitution
Rites by George McKenna( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking sides SousTitre clashing views on controversial political issues : clashing views on controversial political issues by George McKenna( Book )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Puritan origins of American patriotism
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McKenna, George

Languages
English (173)

French (1)