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Probing our past

Author: Merle Curti
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©1955.
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Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996.
Probing our past.
New York : Harper, ©1955
(OCoLC)557691303
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merle Curti
OCLC Number: 963374
Notes: Essays.
Description: xii, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Historiography: The democratic theme in American historical literature --
Frederick Jackson Turner, 1861-1932 --
A great teacher's teacher --
pt. 2. The transmission and context of ideas: The great Mr. Locke, America's philosopher, 1783-1861 --
Francis Lieber and nationalism --
Human nature in American thought: the retreat from reason in the age of science --
Dime novels and the American tradition --
pt. 3. America reaching outward: The reputation of America overseas, 1776-1860 --
"Young America" --
America at the world fairs, 1851-1893 --
Prospects for future research.
Responsibility: Merle Curti.

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