The Roots of American Order

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Regnery Gateway, 1991 - History - 540 pages
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Analyzes the historical and philosophical influences on the development of American civilization, discussing Roman law, English legal and political institutions, and seventeenth and eighteenth-century political thought

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User Review  - Jason Townsend - Goodreads

I found this work to be far more thought-provoking then I would have expected a condensed, agenda driven, general history to be. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark Robert - Goodreads

A panoramic sweep of the influences that formed the American political order beginning with the Hebrews and the Old Testament, Rome, and the English common law tradition. Important reading for today's times. Read full review


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Russell Kirk (1918-1994) was the author of The Conservative Mind; Eliot and His Age; The Roots of American Order; and twenty-six other books in several fields. He was the president of two educational foundations, editor of the quarterly University Bookman, recipient of several literary awards, and visiting distinguished professor on both sides of the Atlantic.

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