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History and American society : essays of David M. Potter

Author: David Morris Potter; Don E Fehrenbacher
Publisher: London : Oxford University Press, 1975.
Series: Galaxy books.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Morris Potter; Don E Fehrenbacher
ISBN: 0195019598 9780195019599
OCLC Number: 16301335
Notes: Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1973.
Includes index.
Description: x, 422 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Explicit data and implicit assumptions in historical study.--The tasks of research in American history.--History and the social sciences.--Historians and the problem of large-scale community formation.--The historians use of nationalism and vice versa.--Abundance and the Turner thesis.--C. Vann Woodward and the uses of history.--Conflict, consensus, and comity, a review of Richard Hofstadter's The progressive historians.--Roy F. Nichols and the rehabilitation of American political history.--Is America a civilization?--The quest for the national character.--American individualism in the twentieth century.--American women and the American character.--The roots of American alienation.--Rejection of the prevailing American society.--Social cohesion and the crisis of law.
Series Title: Galaxy books.
Responsibility: edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher.

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