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Richard Hofstadter : an intellectual biography

Author: David S Brown
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this biography, Davis S. Brown explores Hofstadter's life in the context of American liberalism's dramatic rise and sudden fall. A resourceful advocate of academic freedom, racial justice, and political pluralism, Hofstadter charted the changing nature of American society from a provincial Protestant foundation to one based on the values of an urban and multiethnic nation. According to Brown, Hofstadter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Richard Hofstadter; Hofstadter; Richard Hofstadter; Richard Hofstadter; Richard Hofstadter
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David S Brown
ISBN: 0226076407 9780226076409 0226076415 9780226076416
OCLC Number: 60743149
Description: 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Interior, exterior. --
pt. I. Education, 1916-1950. Radical roots ; The twilight of waspdom ; The new American political tradition ; The historian as social scientist. --
pt. II. Engagement, 1950-1965. The Age of reform and its critics ; The crisis of intellect ; The paranoid mind. --
pt. III. Eclipse, 1965-1970. Rebellion from within ; Conflict and consensus --
redux ; The trials of liberalism ; A world full. --
Bibliographic essay: In search of Richard Hofstadter. --
Sources: Archives, interviews, and correspondence. --
Students of Richard Hofstadter.
Responsibility: David S. Brown.
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Richard Hofstadter was America's most distinguished historian of the twentieth century. This biography explores Hofstadter's life within the context of the rise and fall of American liberalism. It  Read more...

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