Culture as History

Culture as History

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With amazing creativity, clarity, and wit, Warren Susman (1927-1985) takes us on a provocative tour of the highlights of American culture. By looking at all types of 20th-century culture--highbrow, lowbrow, and middlebrow--Susman shows how culture itself has become a battleground for competing visions of American life. Fourteen essays include such topics as the nature of American conservatism, the cultural contradictions of a consumer society, and the role of the urban experience in the development of American culture.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Smithsonian Books
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 12 B&W PHOTOS
  • 1588340511
  • 9781588340511
  • 987,060

About Warren Susman

WARREN SUSMAN (1927-1985) was a professor of history at Rutgers University.show more

Review quote

"The book does provide a good sense of many of Susman's concerns and virtues: his attentiveness to the ways in which Americans have used and abused their past, his ability to combine a deeply radical sensibility with an appreciation of the conservative tradition, and his fine grasp of the ambivalence with which Americans greeted modernity in the first half of the 20th-century."--Robert Westbrook, professor of History, University of Rochester, from Reviews in American Historyshow more

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