The American Intellectual Tradition: 1630-1865 v. 1

The American Intellectual Tradition: 1630-1865 v. 1

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This two-volume anthology brings together some of the most historically significant writings in American intellectual history. The only collection of its kind, "The American Intellectual Tradition, Fifth Edition", includes classic works in history, politics, social commentary, economics, law literature, and philosophy. Organized chronologically into thematic sections, it traces the evolution of intellectual writing and thinking from its origins in Puritan beliefs to the most recent essays on diversity and post-modernity. A short introduction by the authors precedes each work and both volumes include detailed chronologies and bibliographic material. Offering several new selections, this new edition addresses additional themes, including aesthetics, cultural criticism, Americanism, and race, gender, and more

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  • Hardback | 570 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 907.2g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0195183371
  • 9780195183375

Table of contents

Preface; PART ONE: THE PURITAN VISION ALTERED; Introduction; John Winthrop; John Cotton; Anne Hutchinson; Roger Williams; Cotton Mather; Jonathan Edwards; PART TWO: REPUBLICAN ENLIGHTENMENT; Introduction; Benjamin Franklin; John Adams; Thomas Paine; Thomas Jefferson; Alexander Hamilton; "Brutus"; James Madison; Judith Sargent Murray; John Adams; Thomas Jefferson; PART THREE: PROTESTANT AWAKENING AND DEMOCRATIC ORDER; Introduction; William Ellery Channing; Nathaniel William Taylor; Charles Grandison Finney; John Humphrey Noyes; William Lloyd Garrison; Sarah Grimke; George Bancroft; Orestes Brownson; Catharine Beecher; Henry C. Carey; PART FOUR: ROMANTIC INTELLECT AND CULTURAL REFORM; Introduction; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Elizabeth Palmer Peabody; Margaret Fuller; Henry David Thoreau; Horace Bushnell; Herman Melville; PART FIVE: THE QUEST FOR UNION AND RENEWAL; Introduction; John C. Calhoun; Louisa McCord; George Fitzhugh; Martin Delany; Frederick Douglass; Abraham Lincoln; Chronologiesshow more

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