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Hofstadter, Richard 1916-1970

Overview
Works: 247 works in 1,612 publications in 7 languages and 43,970 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: E743, 973
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Most widely held works by Richard Hofstadter
The American political tradition and the men who made it by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

230 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 4,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forward by Christopher Lasch
The age of reform; from Bryan to F.D.R by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

121 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 3,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This analysis of the reform movements in American politics from 1890-1940 reviews: (1) The agrarian uprising that found its expression in the Populist movement of the 1890's; (2) The Progressive movement from about 1900 to 1914; (3) The New Deal of the 1930's. Emphasis is placed upon the ideas of the leading political reformers, their aims and techniques, and the combined effect of all of these things upon American thinking
Anti-intellectualism in American life by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

85 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the rise of anti-intellectualism in America during the McCarthy era
Social Darwinism in American thought by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

117 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action. Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as well as the benefits of laissez-faire modern industrial society. Others such as William James and John Dewey argued that human planning was needed to direct social development and improve upon the natural order. Hofstadter's classic study of the ramifications of Darwinism is a major analysis of the social philosophies that animated intellectual movements of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
The paranoid style in American politics, and other essays by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

77 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs. Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence--and derail--the larger agendas of a political party. He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as "Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey" and "What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?" The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States.--From publisher description of reprint
America at 1750; a social portrait by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates the nature of political culture in mid-eighteenth-century America, calling attention to immigration, slavery, the middle class, and religion. Bibliogs
American violence : a documentary history by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American domestic violence
The progressive historians: Turner, Beard, Parrington by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

55 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideas and contributions of the three major interpretative historians of the U.S. in the twentieth century
Great issues in American history : a documentary record by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

70 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of documentary selections offering insight into the major political and social issues of American history. These documentary selections are intended to provide a generous sampling from the major political controversies in American history. The general introductions, together with the headnotes supplied for each selection, will serve to set the documents in their historical context in such a way as to make it possible for a reader with a modest knowledge of American history to read them profitably and without further supplement ... Almost everything in these volumes can be described as argumentative. These documents reproduce the words of major actors of American political history - whether judges, statesmen, legislative bodies, or private individuals of influence - engaged in debating issues of central importance
The idea of a party system; the rise of legitimate opposition in the United States, 1780-1840 by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American higher education : a documentary history by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Progressive movement, 1900-1915 by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of academic freedom in the United States by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

30 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Republic by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

35 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and Spanish and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States : the history of a republic by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turner and the sociology of the frontier by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and history: methods by Seymour Martin Lipset( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic freedom in the age of the college by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this classic volume first appeared, academic freedom was a crucially important issue. It is equally so today. Hofstadter approaches the topic historically, showing how events from various historical epochs expose the degree of freedom in academic institutions. The volume exemplifies Richard Hofstadter's qualities as a historian as well as his characteristic narrative ability. Hofstadter first describes the medieval university and how its political independence evolved from its status as a corporate body, establishing a precedent for intellectual freedom that has been a measuring rod ever since. He shows how all intellectual discourse became polarized with the onset of the Reformation. The gradual spread of the Moderate Enlightenment in the colonies led to a major advance for intellectual freedom. But with the beginning of the nineteenth century the rise of denominationalism in both new and established colleges reversed the progress, and the secularization of learning became engulfed by a tidal wave of intensifying piety. Roger L. Geiger's extensive new introduction evaluates Hofstadter's career as a historian and political theorist, his interest in academic freedom, and the continuing significance of Academic Freedom in the Age of the College. While most works about higher education treat the subject only as an agent of social and economic mobility, Academic Freedom in the Age of the College is an enduring counterweight to such histories as it examines a more pressing issue: the fact that colleges and universities, at their best, should foster ideas at the frontiers of knowledge and understanding. This classic text will be invaluable to educators, university administrators, sociologists, and historians
The development and scope of higher education in the United States by Richard Hofstadter( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 1963 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hofstadter aegis, a memorial( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The age of reform; from Bryan to F.D.R
Alternative Names
Ho-fu-ssu-tʻa-te 1916-1970

Richard Hofstadter amerikansk historikar

Richard Hofstadter amerikansk historiker

Richard Hofstadter historien amricain

Richard Hofstadter storico statunitense

Richard Hofstadter US-amerikanischer Historiker

האפשטעטער, ריצ'רד 1916-1970

הופשטטר, ריצ'רד 1916-1970

ريتشارد هوفستاتر

ホッフシュタッター

ホッフスタッター, R

ホフスタター, R

ホフスタッター, R

ホーフスタッター, リチャード

リチャード・ホフスタッター

理察霍夫施塔特

理查德霍夫施塔特

Languages
English (1,035)

Italian (16)

Spanish (16)

French (10)

German (2)

Chinese (2)

Portuguese (1)

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The age of reform; from Bryan to F.D.RAnti-intellectualism in American lifeSocial Darwinism in American thoughtThe paranoid style in American politics, and other essaysAmerica at 1750; a social portraitGreat issues in American history : a documentary recordThe idea of a party system; the rise of legitimate opposition in the United States, 1780-1840Academic freedom in the age of the collegeThe development and scope of higher education in the United States