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Keeping the Republic

Keeping the Republic
Power and Citizenship in American Politics - Brief Edition

Tenth Edition

January 2023 | 760 pages | CQ Press
Keeping the Republic, Brief Tenth Edition gives students the power to examine the narrative of what's going on in American politics, distinguish fact from fiction and balance from bias, and influence the message through informed citizenship. Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright draw students into the study of American politics, showing them how to think critically about “who gets what, and how” while exploring the twin themes of power and citizenship. With students living through one of the most challenging periods in American life, this text is a much-needed resource to help them make sense of politics in America today and become savvy consumers of political information.

Carefully condensed from the Full Edition by authors Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright, Keeping the Republic, Brief Tenth Edition gives your students the same continuity and crucial content in a more concise, value-oriented package.
About the Authors
To the Student
1. Power and Citizenship in American Politics
2. The Politics of the American Founding
3. Federalism
4. Fundamental American Liberties
5. The Struggle for Equal Rights
6. Congress
7. The Presidency
8. The Bureaucracy
9. The American Legal System and the Courts
10. Public Opinion
11. Parties and Interest Groups
12. Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
13. Media, Power, and Political Communication
14. Domestic and Foreign Policy
Appendix Material
Appendix 1: Articles of Confederation
Appendix 2: Declaration of Independence
Appendix 3: Constitution of the United States


Instructor Resources
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  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook
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“Barbour and Wright’s Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition, thoroughly explains key concepts and developments in American Politics in a clear and concise way. The themes and features of the text are well designed to boost student engagement. Two features, in particular, stick out to me; the What’s at Stake vignettes help bring the material alive through the use of real-world examples that demonstrate the significance of what is covered in the chapter. Additionally, the Big Picture graphics heighten students’ interest by boiling things down to easy-to-understand infographics. I have assigned this book to my Honors American Government classes, and these features are a great springboard for stimulating class discussion.”

Chad Hankinson
Virginia Tech Center for European Union, Transatlantic & Trans-European Space Studies (CEUTTSS)

“I have used the brief edition of Keeping the Republic for several years because it provides a good balance of coverage while working to always highlight its key theme.  Students appreciate the significance of the book’s title, and the approach used helps them grasp the nuances of our democratic system, and how they must actively work to ensure we keep it healthy and vibrant for future generations.”

Rob Baker
Wittenberg University

Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition, sets the benchmark for an accessible, student-centered text on American government with its focus on the role of citizens, technological influence, and an easy-to-understand yet effective framework for understanding power.

The text successfully engages and motivates students by showing them numerous ways of how stepping into the public sphere can make a meaningful, positive difference for the people around them. The infographics are best-in-class—they effectively capture complex political processes and are an excellent teaching tool. Students appreciate the critical thinking questions along the text that also offer plenty of material for lively class discussions.”

Henrik M. Schatzinger
Ripon College

Not adopting Logic text. This reads better

Professor Robert Milstein
English Communications Dept, East-West University
June 14, 2023