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

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

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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 | 592 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 30.5mm | 816.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0195183401
  • 9780195183405
  • 1,085,279

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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 ideas."--James T. Kloppenberg, Harvard Universityshow more

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Preface; PART ONE: TOWARD A SECULAR CULTURE; Introduction; Asa Gray; Thomas Wentworth Higginson; Charles Pierce; William Graham Sumner; Charles Augustus Briggs; William Dean Howells; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Frederick Jackson Turner; William James; Josiah Royce; Charlotte Perkins Gilman; Henry Adams; George Santayana; PART TWO: SOCIAL PROGRESS AND THE POWER OF INTELLECT; Introduction; Jane Addams; Thorstein Veblen; Woodrow Wilson; W.E.B. Du Bois; William James; Walter Lippmann; Randolph Bourne; H.L. Mencken; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr; John Dewey; Margaret Mead; John Crowe Ransom; Sidney Hook; Thurman Arnold; PART THREE: TO EXTEND DEMOCRACY AND TO FORMULATE THE MODERN; Introduction; Clement Greenburg; Henry Luce; Henry A. Wallace; Gunnar Myrdal; Reinhold Niebuhr; Albert Einstein; Aldo Leopold; Erik Erikson; James Baldwin; George Kennan; Whittaker Chambers; Hannah Arendt; John Courtney Murray; Daniel Bell; W.W. Rostow; Lionel Trilling; Milton Friedman; PART FOUR: EXPLORING DIVERSITY AND POSTMODERNITY; Introduction; Thomas S. Kuhn; Martin Luther King, Jr; Betty Friedan; Susan Sontag; Malcolm X; Herbert Marcuse; Noam Chomsky; Edward Said; Nancy Chodorow; Richard Rorty; Gloria Anzaldua; Henry Louis Gates, Jr; Joan Scott; Samuel Huntington; Carl Sagan; Chronologiesshow more

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