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Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

David Lyons


These essays challenge both theorists and citizens to confront grave injustices committed by their country. That calls on Americans to take a fresh look at their nation’s beginnings, including the colonists’ early adoption of race‐based slavery even though it was unlawful and why those who rebelled against English oppression were responsible for greater injustices against their Native American neighbors. Confronting injustice requires Americans to consider how delegates to the 1787 constitutional convention readily embraced increased protections for chattel slavery, why the federal government ... More

Keywords: politics, philosophy, red scare, mccarthyism, political resistance, political obligation, American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662555
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662555.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lyons, author
Boston University