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The American mind : an interpretation of American thought and character since the 1880's

Author: Henry Steele Commager
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1950.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
American mind.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1950
(OCoLC)565869505
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager
OCLC Number: 419327
Description: ix, 476 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The nineteenth-century American --
The watershed of the nineties --
Transition years in literature and journalism --
John Fiske and the evolutionary philosophy --
William James and the impact of pragmatism --
Determinism in literature --
The cult of the irrational --
The traditionalists --
Religious thought and practice --
pt. 2. Lester Ward and the science of society --
Thorstein Veblen and the new economics --
The literature of revolt --
The transition in historical literature --
Innovators in historical interpretation: Turner, Parrington, Beard --
Toward a new science of politics --
The applications of political theory --
The evolution of American law --
Masters of the new jurisprudence: Pound and Holmes --
Architecture and society --
The twentieth-century American.
Responsibility: by Henry Steele Commager.

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