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Conjectures of order : intellectual life and the American South, 1810-1860

Author: Michael O'Brien
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
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In this magisterial history of intellectual life, Michael O'Brien analyzes the lives and works of antebellum Southern thinkers and reintegrates the South into the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history. O'Brien finds that the evolution of Southern intellectual life paralleled and modified developments across the Atlantic by moving from a late Enlightenment sensibility to Romanticism and,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Brien, Michael, 1948 April 13-
Conjectures of order.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607888300
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael O'Brien
ISBN: 0807828009 9780807828007
OCLC Number: 52271594
Awards: BAncroft Prize, 2005.
Description: 2 volumes (xvii, 1354 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. The softened echo of the world --
All the tribes, all the productions of nature --
A volley of words --
v. 2. The shape of a history --
Pride and power --
Philosophy and faith --
The imprisoned bird.
Responsibility: Michael O'Brien.
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