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Pursuit of Equality in American History J.R. Pole

Pursuit of Equality in American History

J.R. Pole

Published November 29th 1979
ISBN : 9780520039476
Paperback
395 pages
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Since the Declaration of Indepence, equality has been Americas primary moral commitment. But equality of what? and for whom? In this completely revised second edition, the British historian J. R. Pole examines the concept of equality in AmericanMoreSince the Declaration of Indepence, equality has been Americas primary moral commitment. But equality of what? and for whom? In this completely revised second edition, the British historian J. R. Pole examines the concept of equality in American political, legal, and social thought. Applying psychological as well as historical analysis, he addresses the meaning of equality for Americans of different occupational class, ethnicity, religion, and ger. While J.R. Pole draws on many fields—religion, law, intellectual history, economics—The Pursuit of Equality in American History is best described as an account of Americas moral history.