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Independent intellectuals in the United States, 1910-1945

Author: Steven Biel
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1992.
Series: American social experience series, 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new intellectual community came together in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s. This community was unique because it existed outside the established centers of intellectual life, the universities, and the professions. Independent Intellectuals in the United States, 1910-1945 is a cultural history of freelance critics and an exploration of their collective effort to construct a viable public intellectual life
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Biel, Steven, 1960-
Independent intellectuals in the United States, 1910-1945.
New York : New York University Press, ©1992
(DLC) 92014935
(OCoLC)25872492
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Biel
ISBN: 9780814786161 0814786162
OCLC Number: 950739214
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 294 pages)
Contents: The repudiation of the university --
Making a living --
From expression to influence --
A note on H.L. Mencken --
The geography of the intellectual life --
Women and the critical community --
Education and the new basis for community --
An alternative morality --
Uses of the past --
Versions of Marx --
Defending the intellectual life.
Series Title: American social experience series, 25.
Responsibility: Steven Biel.

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