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Hofstadter, Richard 1916-1970

Overview
Works: 268 works in 1,475 publications in 4 languages and 44,215 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: E743, 973.91
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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 )
185 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forward by Christopher Lasch
The age of reform : from Bryan to F.D.R. by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
110 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,613 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 )
72 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,169 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 )
103 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,949 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
America at 1750; a social portrait by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
38 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,368 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
The paranoid style in American politics, and other essays by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
69 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,300 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
American violence : a documentary history by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
35 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of American domestic violence
The progressive historians: Turner, Beard, Parrington by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
48 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,983 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 )
43 editions published between 1958 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,815 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 )
28 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American higher education : a documentary history by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
21 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Progressive movement, 1900-1915 by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
15 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of academic freedom in the United States by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
22 editions published between 1955 and 1969 in English and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Republic by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
33 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner and the sociology of the frontier by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States : the history of a republic by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
22 editions published between 1957 and 1972 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociology and history: methods by Seymour Martin Lipset ( Book )
10 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academic freedom in the age of the college by Richard Hofstadter ( Book )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 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 )
17 editions published between 1952 and 1963 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hofstadter aegis, a memorial ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ho-fu-ssu-tʻa-te 1916-1970
האפשטעטער, ריצ'רד 1916-1970
הופשטטר, ריצ'רד 1916-1970
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ホフスタター, R
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English (899)
German (2)
Spanish (1)
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