Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Keeping the Republic, Tenth Edition!

Keeping the Republic draws 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. Readers are pushed to consider how and why institutions and rules determine who wins and who loses in American politics, and to be savvy consumers of political information. 

New content analyzes not only the 2020 election results and recent Supreme Court rulings, but also examines topics such as the activism of the Black Lives Matter movement, political outsiders in campaigns and party nominations, the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the unusual presidency of Donald Trump.  With students living through one of the most challenging periods in American life, Keeping the Republic is there to be a much-needed resource to help them make sense of politics in America today.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Christine Barbour and Gerald C. Wright for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Graphic World, Inc. for developing the resources on this site.