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The comparative approach to American history

Author: C Vann Woodward; Voice of America (Organization)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asked to organise a program of broadcast lectures for the 'Voice of America', Woodward commissioned twenty-two noted scholars to cover classic topics in American history by relating them to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C Vann Woodward; Voice of America (Organization)
ISBN: 0195112601 9780195112603
OCLC Number: 37310690
Notes: "Originally published by Basic Books in 1968"--Title page verso.
Based on a series of lectures prepared for the Voice of America with a new introduction for this ed.
Description: xiii, 370 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The comparability of American history / C. Vann Woodward --
The colonial phase / Merrill Jensen --
The enlightenment / Peter Gay --
The revolution / R.R. Palmer --
The "newness" of the new nation / Seymour Martin Lipset --
Frontiers / Ray Allen Billington --
Immigration / John Higham --
Mobility / George W. Pierson --
Slavery / David Brion Davis --
Civil war / David M. Potter --
Reconstruction : ultraconservative revolution / Eric McKitrick --
The Negro since freedom / John Hope Franklin --
Industrialization / Thomas C. Cochran --
Urbanization / Richard C. Wade --
Political parties / Richard Hofstadter --The coming of big business / Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. --
Socialism and labor / David A. Shannon --
Imperialism / Robin W. Winks --
Social democracy, 1910-1918 / George E. Mowry --
World War I / Arno J. Mayer --
The Great Depression / William E. Leuchtenburg --
World War II / John Morton Blum --
The Cold War / Ernest R. May --
The test of comparison / C. Vann Woodward.
Responsibility: edited by C. Vann Woodward.
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