The Resource The Ashley Cooper Plan: : the founding of Carolina and the origins of Southern political culture, Thomas D. Wilson, (ebook)

The Ashley Cooper Plan: : the founding of Carolina and the origins of Southern political culture, Thomas D. Wilson, (ebook)

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The Ashley Cooper Plan: : the founding of Carolina and the origins of Southern political culture
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The Ashley Cooper Plan:
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the founding of Carolina and the origins of Southern political culture
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Thomas D. Wilson
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eng
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In this highly original work, Thomas D. Wilson offers surprising new insights into the origins of the political storms we witness today. Wilson connects the Ashley Cooper Plan--a seventeenth-century model for a well-ordered society imagined by Anthony Ashley Cooper (1st Earl of Shaftesbury) and his protege John Locke--to current debates about views on climate change, sustainable development, urbanism, and professional expertise in general. In doing so, he examines the ways that the city design, political culture, ideology, and governing structures of the Province of Carolina have shaped political acts and public policy even in the present. Wilson identifies one of the fundamental paradoxes of American history: although Ashley Cooper and Locke based their model of rational planning on assumptions of equality, the lure of profits to be had from slaveholding soon undermined its utopian qualities. Wilson argues that in the transition to a slave society, the "Gothic" framework of the Carolina Fundamental Constitutions was stripped of its original imperative of class reciprocity, reverberating in American politics to this day.Reflecting on contemporary culture, Wilson argues that the nation's urban-rural divide rooted in this earlier period has corrosively influenced American character, pitting one demographic segment against another. While illuminating the political philosophies of Ashley Cooper and Locke as they relate to cities, Wilson also provides those currently under attack by antiurbanists--from city planners to climate scientists--with a deeper understanding of the intellectual origins of a divided America and the long history that reinforces it
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Midwest
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Wilson, Thomas D.
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306.20975
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non fiction
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  • Political culture
  • City planning
  • Electronic books
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper
  • Cities and towns
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adult
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The Ashley Cooper Plan: : the founding of Carolina and the origins of Southern political culture, Thomas D. Wilson, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781469626291
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719420
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remote
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11719420
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MWT11719420
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Ashley Cooper Plan: : the founding of Carolina and the origins of Southern political culture, Thomas D. Wilson, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469626291
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719420
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719420
System control number
MWT11719420
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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