The American Intellectual Tradition: 1630-1865 v.1

The American Intellectual Tradition: 1630-1865 v.1 : A Sourcebook

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The American Intellectual Tradition has long been the only documents reader available in American intellectual history. Organized chronologically from the 1630 Massachusetts Bay Colony to the present, and with clear iintrodcutions and headlines, the 2-volume set makes the writing of many prominent American thinkers accessible to today's college students. This fourth edition represents the most thorough revision of the book to date. A total of twenty-one new documents are included, covering such as theology, cultural thought, psychology, and race-class-gender theory as these subjects appeared in the major discourses of their time. Also, many of the introductions have been substantially rewritten, while all headnotes and recommended reading lists have been completely updated. The American Intellectual Tradition is invaluable for courses in American intellectual history, and can also be used profitably as a supplement for classes in American history, American studies, and American literature. In Volume I, new selections by the following authors are included: Jonathon Edwards, "Brutus," Judith Sargent Murray, William Ellery Channing, Nathaniel William Taylor, William Llyod Garrison, Orestes Brownson, Margaret Fuller, and Martin more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 155.4 x 236.2 x 26.9mm | 816.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 2 figures
  • 0195137205
  • 9780195137200

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"The American Intellectual Tradition provides a comprehensive survey ranging from the Puritan theology to postmodern critical theory. The fourth edition includes updated versions of Hollinger and Capper's superb critical commentaries and comprehensive bibliographies." --James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard Universityshow more

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Preface; PART ONE: THE PURITAN VISION ALTERED; Introduction; John Winthrop, "A Modell of Chrisitan Charity" (1630); John Cotton, "Selection from A Treatise of the Covenant of Grace (1636); Anne Hutchinson, "The Examination of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson at the Court at Newtown" (1637); Roger Williams, "Christenings Make Not Christians (1645); Cotton Mather, Selection from Bonifacius (1710); Jonathon Edwards, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741), Selection from A Treatise Concering Religous Affections (1746); PART TWO: REPUBLICAN ENLIGHTENMENT; Introduction; Benjamin Franklin, Selection from The Autobiography (1784-88); John Adams, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law (1765); Thomas Paine, Selection from Common Sense (1776); Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence (1776); Alexander Hamilton, "Constituional Convention Speech on a Plan of Government" (1787); "Brutus." Selection from "Essays of Brutus" (1787-88); James Madison, The Federalist, "Number 10" and "Number 51" (1787-88); Judith Sargent Murray, "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790); John Adams, Letters to Samuel Adams, October 18, 1790; and to Thomas Jefferson, November 15, 1813; April 9, 1817; PART THREE: EVANGELLICAL RELIGION AND DEMOCRATIC ORDER; Introduction; William Ellery Channing, "Unitarian Christianity" (1819); Nathaniel William Taylor, Concio and Clerum (1828); Charles Grandison Finney, Selection from Lectures on Revivals of Religion (1835); William Lloyd Garrison, Selection from Thoughts on African Colonization (1832), "Prospectus of The Liberator" (1837); Sarah Grimke, Selection from Letters on the Equality of the Sexes, and the Condition of Woman (1838); George Bancroft, "The Office of the People in Art, Government, and Religion" (1835); Orestes Brownson, "The Laboring Classes" (1840); Catherine Beecher, Selection from A Treatise on Domestic Economy (1841); Henry C. Carey, Selection from The Harmony of Interests (1851); PART FOUR: ROMANTIC INTELLECT AND CULTURAL REFORM; Introduction; Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Divinity School Address" (1838), "Self Reliance" (1841); Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, "A Glimpse of Christ's Idea of Society" (1841), "Plan of the West Roxbury Community (1842); Margaret Fuller, Selection from Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845); Henry David Thoreau, "Resistance to Civil Government" (1849); Horace Bushnell, "Christian Nuture" (1847); Herman Melville, "Hawthorne and His Mosses" (1850); PART FIVE: THE QUEST FOR UNION AND RENEWAL; Introduction; John C. Calhoun, Selection from A Disquisition on Government (c. late 1840s); Louisa McCord, "Enfranchisement of a Woman" (1852); George Fitzhugh, Selection from Sociology for the South (1854); Martin Delaney, Selection from The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Desitiny of the Colored People of the United States (1852); Frederick Douglass, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" (1852); Abraham Lincoln, "Speech at Peoria, Illinois" (1854), "Address Before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society (1859); "Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetary at Gettysburg (1863), "Second Inaugural Address" (1865); Chronologiesshow more

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