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Toward an American Conservatism

Constitutional Conservatism during the Progressive Era

  • Editors
  • Joseph Postell
  • Johnathan O’Neill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Johnathan O’Neill, Joseph Postell
    Pages 1-11
  3. Johnathan O’Neill
    Pages 13-34
  4. W. Taylor Reveley IV
    Pages 151-179
  5. Joseph Postell
    Pages 181-208
  6. James R. Stoner Jr.
    Pages 209-234
  7. Gordon Lloyd, David Davenport
    Pages 235-266
  8. Charles R. Kesler
    Pages 267-272
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book


During the Progressive Era (1880-1920), leading thinkers and politicians transformed American politics. Historians and political scientists have given a great deal of attention to the progressives who effected this transformation. Yet relatively little is known about the conservatives who opposed these progressive innovations, despite the fact that they played a major role in the debates and outcomes of this period of American history. These early conservatives represent a now-forgotten source of inspiration for modern American conservatism. This volume gives these constitutional conservatives their first full explanation and demonstrates their ongoing relevance to contemporary American conservatism.


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About the authors

David E. Bernstein, George Mason University, USA Sidney M. Milkis, University of Virginia, USA William A. Schambra, Hudson Institute, USA W. Taylor Reveley, Longwood University, USA James R. Stoner, Jr., Louisiana State University, USA David Davenport, Stanford University, USA Gordon Lloyd, Pepperdine University, USA

Bibliographic information


Praise to come.