This dynamic and refreshed Keeping the Republic 8th edition (PDF) revitalizes the twin themes of power and citizenship by adding to the imperative for college students to navigate competing political narratives about who should get what, and how they should get it. The exploding possibilities of the digital age make this task all the more complex and urgent. Gerald Wright and Christine Barbour, the authors of this bestselling textbook, continue to meet college students where they are in order to give them a sophisticated understanding of American politics and teach them the skills to think critically about it. The entire ebook has been refocused to look not just at power and citizenship but at the role that control of information and its savvy consumption play in keeping the republic. Keeping the Republic, The Essentials 8th edition is identical to the full version of the textbook, minus the 3 policy chapters.
“Keeping the Republic 8e brings the student as much into the discussion of American politics as possible. The book is well-written and provides context and factual material such that students can see themselves as part of the process and not simply as winners or losers.” Author: Mark Cichock
“Keeping the Republic, the essentials 8e is the Goldilocks of the introductory American politics textbook market. The authors do an excellent job of weaving the themes of power and citizenship throughout the book, and I appreciate the fact that Wright and Barbour emphasize analysis and evaluation throughout their book.” Author: Craig Ortsey
“If I were a student today, I would love to have Keeping the Republic: Power and Citizenship in American Politics 8th edition as my primary textbook. I really like the features, such as Snapshot of America and Don’t Be Fooled By. The visuals are fantastic and full of wonderful information for college students.” Author: Dewey Clayton
“Keeping the Republic is an American government text that works equally well for political science majors and general education students. It successfully combines the science of political science with a practical emphasis on citizenship and critical evaluation of the political world, providing students with valuable skills they need.” Author: Carolyn Myers