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The liberal persuasion : Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and the challenge of the American past

Author: John P Diggins
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For more than half a century, the celebrated historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., has been the guiding force of American liberalism, both intellectually and in practice. The author of many critically acclaimed books, Schlesinger vigorously defended FDR's New Deal policies in his earliest writings and later served as a close advisor to President John F. Kennedy. In this volume, twenty of today's most eminent historians  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.; Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.; Arthur M Schlesinger; Arthur M Schlesinger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Diggins
ISBN: 0691048290 9780691048291
OCLC Number: 36877422
Description: vii, 324 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The historian and the public realm / William E. Leuchtenberg --
The historian as political advisor / Hugh Thomas --
The historian and the cydes of history / George F Kennan --
The lessons of an historian / John Kenneth Gaibraith --
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: Tory Democrat / John Morton Blum --
The age of Jackson and its impact / Robert Remini --
Jacksonian abolitionist: the conversion of William Leggett / Sean Wilentz --
Race, sex, and the dimensions of liberty in antebellum America / Jean V. Matthews --
The two world wars and the idea of the state / Alan Brinkley --
Women, politics, philanthropy: some historical origins of the welfare state / Kathleen D McCarthy --
The new left, the new right, and the New Deal / Fred Stegel --
"Malaise" revisited: Jimmy Carter and the crisis of confidence / Leo P. Ribuffo --
Historical analogies and public policy: the black and immigrant experience in urban America / Richard C. Wade --
Woodrow Wilson and the Cold War / Betty Miller Unterherger --
America after the Cold War: global order, democracy, and domestic consent / Ronald Steel --
Christopher Lasch's quarrel with kberalism / Louis Menand --
Black studies as academic discipline and political struggle / Eugene D. Genovese --
William James and the strenuous responsibility of the liberal intellectual / George Cotkin --Henry Steele Commager's activist history / Nei1 Jumonvi1le --
Edmund Wilson at Oxford / Isaiah Berlin.
Responsibility: edited by John Patrick Diggins.
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