The American Intellectual Tradition: 1865 to the Present v.2

The American Intellectual Tradition: 1865 to the Present v.2 : 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 introductions and headnotes, the 2-volume set makes writings of many prominent American thinkers accessible to today's college students. This fourth edition represents the most thorough revisions of the book to date. A total of twenty-one new documents are included, covering such areas 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 II, new selections by the following authors are included: Frederick Jackson Turner, Woodrow Wilson, H.L. Mencken, Sidney Hook, David Lilienthal, Hannah Arendt, Erik H. Erikson, C. Wright Mills, W.W. Rostow, Ralph Ellison, Noam Chomsky, and Nancy Chodorow.show more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.9 x 24.6mm | 771.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0195137221
  • 9780195137224

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"In The American Intellectual Tradition, 4/e, Hollinger and Capper have critically considered a 'family of disagreements' in American social and political thought. The result is yet another probing volume of sources that illustrates links between ideas, culture, and major trends in American society. Selections from the work of Richard Rorty, Lillian Smith, Randolph Bourne, Sarah Grimke, and others set the stage for continuing debate about the dynamic and static nature of American social and intellectual life. The authors judiciously suggest other voices who come to different conclusions about the questions considered."--William Banks, University of California, Berkeley"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 ideas."--James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard University" "In The American Intellectual Tradition, 4/e, Hollinger and Capper have critically considered a 'family of disagreements' in American social and political thought. The result is yet another probing volume of sources that illustrates links between ideas, culture, and major trends in American society. Selections from the work of Richard Rorty, Lillian Smith, Randolph Bourne, Sarah Grimke, and others set the stage for continuing debate about the dynamic and static nature of American social and intellectual life. The authors judiciously suggest other voices who come to different conclusions about the questions considered."--William Banks, University of California, Berkeley "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 ideas."--James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard University "In The American Intellectual Tradition, 4/e, Hollinger and Capper have critically considered a 'family of disagreements' in American social and political thought. The result is yet another probing volume of sources that illustrates links between ideas, culture, and major trends in American society. Selections from the work of Richard Rorty, Lillian Smith, Randolph Bourne, Sarah Grimke, and others set the stage for continuing debate about the dynamic and static nature of American social and intellectual life. The authors judiciously suggest other voices who come to different conclusions about the questions considered."--William Banks, University of California, Berkeley "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 ideas."--James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard University "In The American Intellectual Tradition, 4/e, Hollinger and Capper have critically considered a 'family of disagreements' in American social and political thought. The result is yet another probing volume of sources that illustrates links between ideas, culture, and major trends in American society.Selections from the work of Richard Rorty, Lillian Smith, Randolph Bourne, Sarah Grimke, and others set the stage for continuing debate about the dynamic and static nature of American social and intellectual life. The authors judiciously suggest other voices who come to different conclusions aboutthe questions considered."--William Banks, University of California, Berkeley"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 includesupdated 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 ideas."--James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard Universityshow more

Table of contents

Preface; PART ONE: TOWARD A SECULAR CULTURE; Introduction; Charles Peirce, "The Fixation of Belief" (1877); William Dean Howells, "Pernicious Fiction" (1887); William Graham Sumner, "Sociology" (1881); Lester Frank Ward, "Mind as a Social Factor" (1884); Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "The Solitude of Self" (1892); Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Selection from Women and Economics (1898); Josiah Royce, "The Problem of Job" (1898); William James, "The Will to Believe" (1897); Henry Adams, "The Dynamo and the Virgin" (1907); Frederick Jackson Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" (1893); George Santayana, "The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy" (1913); PART TWO: SOCIAL PROGRESS AND THE POWER OF THE INTELLECT; Introduction; William James, "What Pragmatism Means" (1907); Woodrow Wilson, "The Ideals of America" (1902); Jane Adams, "The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements" (1892); Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., "Natural Law" (1918); Thorstein Veblen, Selection from The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899); W.E.B. DuBois, "Our Spiritual Strivings" (1903); John Dewey, Philosophy and Democracy (1918); Randolph Bourne, "Trans-National America" (1916), "Twilight of Idols" (1917); H.L. Mencken, "Puritanism as a Literary Force" (1919); Margaret Mead, Selection from Coming of Age in Samoa (1928); John Crowe Ransom, "Reconstructed but Unregenerate" (1930); Sidney Hook, "Communism Without Dogmas" (1934); PART THREE: TO EXTEND DEMOCRACY AND TO FORMULATE THE MODERN; Introduction; Clement Greenberg, "Avant-Garde and Kitsch" (1939); David Lilienthal, Selection from T.V.A.: Democracy on the March (1944); Gunnar Myrdal, Selection from An American Dilemma; Reinhold Niebuhr, Selection from The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944); Lillian Smith, Selection from Killers of the Dream (1949); Whittaker Chambers, Selection from Witness (1952); Hannah Arendt, "Ideology and Terror" (1953); Erik H. Erikson, Selection from Childhood and Society (1950); John Courtney Murray, Selection from We Hold These Truths (1960); Lionel Trilling, "On the Teaching of Modern Literature" (1961); Daniel Bell, "The End of Ideology in the West" (1960); W.W. Rostow, Selection from The Stages of Economic Growth (1960); C. Wright Mills, "Letter to the New Left" (1960); PART FOUR: EXPLORING DIVERSITY AND POSTMODERNITY; Introduction; Thomas S. Kuhn, Selection from The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962); Martin Luther King, Jr., "Selection from "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (1963); Betty Friedan, Selection from The Feminine Mystique (1963); Susan Sontag, "Against Interpretation" (1964); Malcolm X, Selection from "The Ballot or the Bullet" (1964); Noam Chomsky, "The Responsibilities of Intellectuals" (1967); Samuel Huntington, Selection from "The Democratic Distemper" (1975); Ralph Ellison, "The Little Man at Chehaw Station" (1977); Nancy Chodorow, "Gender, Relation, and Difference in Psychoanalytic Perspective" (1979); Richard Rorty, "Science as Solidarity" (1986); Judith Butler, Selection from Gender Trouble (1990); Kwame Anthony Appiah, Selection from "In My Father's House (1992); Chronologiesshow more

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