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 it 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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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 793.8g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 019518338X
  • 9780195183382
  • 1,085,739

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Praise for the previous edition"This is a wonderfully rich collection of primary source readings, intelligently selected and usefully organized. This updated edition is indispensable for undergraduate courses in American intellectual or cultural history, a stimulating supplement to any undergraduate course about the United States, and required reading for graduate students."--Dorothy Ross, Johns Hopkins University"This sourcebook continues to serve as the cornerstone of my teaching in American thought for undergraduates and graduate students alike. 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, essays as valuable for specialists trying to keep track of new work in cultural history as for students seeking guidance as they embark on the historical study of ideshow more

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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