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Henry Steele Commager : midcentury liberalism and the history of the present

Author: Neil Jumonville
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999.
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Historian Henry Steele Commager (1902-98) was one of the leading American intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century. Author or editor of more than forty books, he taught for decades at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College and was a pioneer in the field of American studies. But Commager's work was by no means confined to the halls of the university: a popular essayist, lecturer, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jumonville, Neil.
Henry Steele Commager.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)595706975
Online version:
Jumonville, Neil.
Henry Steele Commager.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607095743
Named Person: Henry Steele Commager; Henry Steele Commager; Henry Steele Commager
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Jumonville
ISBN: 0807824488 9780807824481
OCLC Number: 38527939
Description: xviii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Intellectuals and Historians. 1. The Formation of a Public Intellectual, 1902-1932. 2. Philosophy Teaching by Experience, 1928-1936. 3. Columbia and New York in the Forties, 1938-1950 --
pt. II. Freedom and the American Century. 4. Protecting Liberalism in World War II, 1939-1947. 5. Anticommunism and McCarthyism, 1945-1960. 6. University, Family, and Race, 1945-1968. 7. The Call to Political Morality, 1964-1974 --
pt. III. The Meaning of the American Past. 8. The Character and Myth of Historians at Midcentury, 1937-1997. 9. Liberals and the Historical Past, 1948-1997. 10. Legacies, 1971-1997.
Responsibility: Neil Jumonville.
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Henry Steele Commager was a historian, popular essayist, lecturer, political commentator, and activist for liberal causes. Through his life and legacy, this study explores a number of questions  Read more...

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Jumonville s elegant style engages the reader and compels one to read on. This is an important book."Journal of Illinois History"

 
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