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The search for a usable past, and other essays in historiography.

Author: Henry Steele Commager
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Search for a usable past, and other essays in historiography.
New York, Knopf, 1967
(OCoLC)558126486
Online version:
Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
Search for a usable past, and other essays in historiography.
New York, Knopf, 1967
(OCoLC)607831856
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Steele Commager
OCLC Number: 421370
Description: xii, 363 pages 22 cm
Contents: The search for a usable past --
Constitutional history and the higher law --
The economic interpretation of the Constitution reconsidered --
Joseph Story: a portrait --
Jefferson and the book-burners --
The blasphemy of Abner Kneeland --
The dilemma of Theodore parker --
Theodore Parker, intellectual gourmand --
The significance of The dial --
The second war of American independence --
The era of reform --
"Democracy in America" --
Civil War cartography --
How the lost cause was lost --
The hope of reform, 1890-1917 --
Lester Ward and the welfare state --
Jane Addams at Hull House --
John Fiske: an interpretation --
Should the historian sit in judgment? --
Anders Sørensen Vedel: the Hamlet of Lilliebjerget --
Struensee and the Enlightenment.

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