Welcome to the Companion website

Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Keeping the Republic, 7th Brief Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Keeping the Republic by Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.

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In Keeping the Republic, Power and Citizenship in American Politics, Seventh Brief Edition, authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright draw students into the study of American politics, teaching them to think critically about “who gets what, and how” and 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 skeptical of received wisdom. Every element of the text is crafted to provide the tools students need to be thoughtful, savvy consumers of political information and to teach them to think more deeply about what they see, read, and hear.

Carefully condensed from the full version by authors Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright, Keeping the Republic, Brief Edition gives your students all the continuity and crucial content,  in a more concise, value-oriented package.


We gratefully acknowledge Christine Barbour and Gerald Wright for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Alicia Fisher, Sally Hansen, Craig Ortsey, and Theresa Marchant-Shapiro for developing the ancillaries on this site.