Soul of a Citizen

Soul of a Citizen

St. Martin’s Griffin
400 pages · $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-312-59537-1

Living With Conviction in Challenging Times

Paul Rogat Loeb

New and Revised Edition

“The new version of Soul is even more powerful than the original.”—Maria Roca, Department of Communication, Florida Gulf Coast University

Assigned on hundreds of campuses in every conceivable discipline and from first-year programs to graduate seminars, Paul Loeb’s Soul of a Citizen has become a classic of civic engagement. The book has helped students of all backgrounds and perspectives learn to make a difference in their communities and in our country. It has inspired them make their voices heard and actions count—and to begin journeys of involvement that could last their entire lives. Now in a new edition, this book includes classic stories with powerful new profiles and explorations of contemporary citizen involvement. It also highlights Paul’s personal journey, from his own student activism to a fifteen-state non-partisan campus election engagement project, which he created to help faculty and administrators involve their students in national campaigns and elections. “Soul of a Citizen has been a powerful resource to get thousands of students involved in their communities, giving them the opportunity to apply their learning in meaningful ways. This updated edition is both timely and exceptionally useful to campuses that want to reclaim higher education’s central role in educating responsible, democratic citizens.”—Carol Geary Schneider, President, American Association of Colleges and Universities

Paul Rogat Loeb © Peter Lindstrom

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Paul Rogat Loeb is the author of five books. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and blogs regularly at The Huffington Post. For more comments and classroom study questions, visit:

Soul of a Citizen has been adopted for First-Year Experience programs at:

Allegheny College (PA); Barry University (FL); Bates College (ME); Butte Community College (CA); Concordia University (IL); Drexel University (PA); Eckerd College (FL); Elizabethtown College (PA); Georgia Southern University; Greensboro College (NC); Hiram College (OH); Kansas Wesleyan University; Kennesaw State University (GA); Kings College (PA); Mercer University (GA); Millikin University (IL); Rollins College (FL); Roosevelt University (IL); Saint Martin’s University (WA); Southern Vermont College; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Thomas University (MN); SUNY, New Paltz; Texas A&M University; Tusculum College (TN); University of North Carolina, Pembroke; University of Tampa; University of the Pacific (CA); West Georgia State University; Western New England College (MA)