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History, historians, and conservatism in Britain and America : the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Author: Reba N Soffer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Reba Soffer examines the subjects, motives, and origins of conservative historians who were also successful public intellectuals. He provides an account of the content, context, and consequences of conservative ideas, explaining their dominance in Britain and marginalization in America until the Reagan ascendancy.
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Soffer, Reba N.
History, historians, and conservatism in Britain and America.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008036350
(OCoLC)244177279
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reba N Soffer
ISBN: 9780191548956 0191548952
OCLC Number: 311622709
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2012 PCCBS Book Prize for the best book in British Studies for 2010 and 2011..
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 345 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; PART I: INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, POLITICAL THOUGHT, AND CONSERVATISM ; PART II: THE INTER-WAR DECADES IN BRITAIN ; 1. Conservatism as a Crusade: F.J.C. Hearnshaw ; 2. The Attraction of Tory Democracy: Keith Feiling ; 3. The Phenomenon of Arthur Bryant: Patriotism, Conservatism, and the Greater Public ; 4. Arthur Bryant, Appeasement and Anti-Semitism ; PART III: POST-WAR BRITAIN ; 5. Christianity and Conservative Historiography : Hebert Butterfield, Cambridge, and the Greater World ; PART IV: POST-WAR AMERICA ; 6. Conservative History and Social Criticism, 1941 through the 1960s ; 7. The Americanization of the British Conservative Mind ; 8. Conservatism and Exceptionalism ; Epilogue: The Future of the Conservative Past ; Bibliography
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