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The life of the mind in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War

Author: Perry Miller
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, ©1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Miller, Perry, 1905-1963.
Life of the mind in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War.
New York, Harcourt, Brace & World [1965]
(OCoLC)557849793
Online version:
Miller, Perry, 1905-1963.
Life of the mind in America, from the Revolution to the Civil War.
New York : Harcourt, Brace & World, ©1965
(OCoLC)607672433
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Perry Miller
OCLC Number: 419118
Notes: Contains books 1-2, and part of book 3, of a work intended to be complete in 9 books. The parts after book 3, chapter 1, were never completed.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, History, 1966.
Description: xi, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The intellect of the revival --
The grand era of the revival --
The aspiration of the revival --
Enemies of the spirit --
The complexities of rebuttal --
Solitude and society --
Unity through diversity --
Separation of church and state --
The voluntary principle --
The concordance of dissent --
The reflex of missions --
Power in the pulpit --
This nation, under God --
Pentecost and armageddon --
The bands of sloth --
The perils of benevolence --
The morals of the city --
The event of the century --
The rise of a profession --
Nature versus law --
Law versus the common law --
The highest political class and the most cultivated portion of society --
Intellectual elegance --
The criterion of reason --
The reasonableness of irrationality --
Scholarship --
Style --
The science of the law --
Induction or deduction --
The civil law --
Equity --
Practicality --
Law and morality --
Legal benevolence --
The Christian forum --
Trepidation --
Definition by negation --
Teleology --
Inherent depravity --
Marshall, story, and taney --
The hinge of negation --
Blackstone americanized --
Rational and scientific sublimity --
Scientific and american practicality --
David dudley field --
Technological america --
American philosophes --
Science as a form of contemplation --
Nationality within universality --
Utility within universality --
The boundless prospect.
Responsibility: Perry Miller.

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