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McKenna, George

Overview
Works: 52 works in 200 publications in 2 languages and 9,876 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, ed, Author of introduction
Classifications: JK271, 342.73
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Most widely held works about George McKenna
 
Most widely held works by George McKenna
Taking sides by Kurt Finsterbusch( Book )

78 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings pro and con on a variety of issues
American populism by George McKenna( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puritan origins of American patriotism by George McKenna( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 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 by George McKenna( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking sides( )

in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 200 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking sides by George McKenna( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 178 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 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 150 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( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Political Issues, Sixteenth Edition, 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 opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editor provides a concise introduction and postscript summary. The introduction sets the stage for the debate as it is argued in the "yes" and "no" readings. The postscript briefly reviews the opposing opinions and suggests additional readings on the controversial issue under discussion. By requiring students to analyze contradictory positions and reach considered judgments, Taking Sides actively develops students' critical thinking skills. It is this development of critical thinking skills that is the ultimate purpose of each of the volumes in the widely acclaimed Taking Sides program
Taking sides( )

in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking sides( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historymakers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 50 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 Constitution, that delicate balance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 39 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( )

in English and held by 14 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( Recording )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 10 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 opposing positions and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework. For each issue, the editor provides 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 opinions 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 )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Landmark cases that shaped the Constitution."--Jacket subtitle. Includes the full text of the Constitution
 
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The Puritan origins of American patriotism
Alternative Names
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MacKenna George 1937-....

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McKenna, George

Languages
English (161)

French (1)

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The Puritan origins of American patriotismThe drama of democracy : American government and politicsTaking sides