Cover: American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion, from Harvard University PressCover: American Citizenship in PAPERBACK

American Citizenship

The Quest for Inclusion

Product Details


Print on Demand

$35.00 • £30.95 • €31.95

ISBN 9780674022164

Publication Date: 08/11/1998


134 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

The Tanner Lectures on Human Values


Add to Cart

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

Shklar has produced a compelling argument that the right to vote and the right to a job, neither of which was written into the Constitution, are nevertheless necessary for full and equal American citizenship.Washington Monthly

A short but very potent exploration of the actual meaning of citizenship for Americans… A spirited defense of the highly privatized vision of politics which is certainly the norm in America.International Journal of Comparative Sociology

As always, one learns from reading Shklar… The book provides an excellent interpretation of what American citizenship has meant historically.Political Science Quarterly

Professor Shklar’s book is powerful and profound. She presents an argument that is, in many respects, original. That is, once you take in what Shklar is saying, you wonder why no one else had said it before: it is right, it is illuminating, it had been waiting to be said, it emphatically needs saying. The book is wonderful and rare.—George Kateb, Princeton University

The thesis of Judith Shklar’s American Citizenship is strong, freshly original, completely persuasive—good sense raised to a higher power… It is a deceptively modest small work which achieves large things… Shklar’s book will receive an enormous amount of well-deserved attention, for she has a genius for doing what Hegel was so supremely good at: ‘capturing’ the ethos of a nation and an age with utter persuasive precision.—Patrick Riley, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, by Peter Wilson, from Harvard University Press

A Lesson in German Military History with Peter Wilson

In his landmark book Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, acclaimed historian Peter H. Wilson offers a masterful reappraisal of German militarism and warfighting over the last five centuries, leading to the rise of Prussia and the world wars. Below, Wilson answers our questions about this complex history,