The Plains Political Tradition : Essays on South Dakota Political Tradition


The Plains Political Tradition : Essays on South Dakota Political Tradition

Description

First impressions of the political landscape in South Dakota tend towards an assumption of hard-line conservatism, and yet such a conclusion barely scratches the surface of what constitutes political tradition in the Mount Rushmore State.Editors Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller, and Donald C. Simmons, Jr., have drawn together twelve essays on disparate topics in order to consider the state's underlying political culture. Each essay addresses an aspect of history, politics, or art, subtly exposing the contradictory nature of South Dakotans and elucidating the many elements that comprise the larger political tradition. Scholars from around the country consider topics such as war and peace, literature, environmentalism, the American Indian Movement, left-wing and liberal politics, immigration, and defeat. With each essay, the discussion builds upon itself, allowing the reader to develop a fuller sense of where South Dakota fits into the growing study of political culture in modern society.


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Details

Author(s)
Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller, Donald C. Simmons
Format
Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
Publication date
30 Nov 2011
Publisher
South Dakota State Historical Society
Publication City/Country
Pierre, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0982274920
ISBN13
9780982274927