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American labyrinth : intellectual history for complicated times

Author: Raymond J Haberski; Andrew Hartman
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2018. ©2018
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"Intellectual history has never been more relevant and more important to public life in the United States. In complicated and confounding times, people look for the principles that drive action and the foundations that support national ideals. American Labyrinth demonstrates the power of intellectual history to illuminate our public life and examine our ideological assumptions. This volume of essays brings together  Read more...
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American labyrinth.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018032447
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond J Haberski; Andrew Hartman
ISBN: 9781501730214 1501730215 9781501730986 1501730983
OCLC Number: 1028900350
Description: viii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : intellectual history for complicated times / Raymond Haberski Jr. and Andrew Hartman --
Section I. Mapping American Ideas. Wingspread : so what? / James Livingston ; On legal fundamentalism / David Sehat ; Freedom's just another word? The intellectual trajectories of the 1960s / Kevin M. Schultz --
Section II. Ideas and American Identities. Philosophy vs. philosophers : a problem in American intellectual history / Amy Kittelstrom ; The price of recognition : race and the making of the modern university / Jonathan Holloway ; Thanks, gender! An intellectual history of the gym / Natalia Mehlman Petrzela ; Parallel empires : transnationalism and intellectual history in the western hemisphere / Ruben Flores --
Section III. Dangerous Ideas. Toward a new, old liberal imagination : from Obama to Niebuhr and black again / Kevin Mattson ; Against the liberal tradition : an intellectual history of the American left / Andrew Hartman ; From "Tall ideas dancing" to Trump's Twitter ranting : reckoning the intellectual history of conservatism / Lisa Szefel ; The reinvention of entrepreneurship / Angus Burgin --
Section IV. Contested Ideas. War and American thought : finding a nation through killing and dying / Raymond Haberski Jr. ; United States in the world : the significance of an isolationist tradition / Christopher McKnight Nichols ; Reinscribing religious authenticity : religion, secularism, and the perspectival character of intellectual history / K. Healan Gaston ; "The entire thing was a fraud" : Christianity, freethought, and African American culture / Christopher Cameron --
Section V. Ideas and Consequences. Against and beyond Hofstadter : revising the study of anti-intellectualism / Tim Lacy ; Culture as intellectual history : broadening a field of study in the wake of the cultural turn / Benjamin L. Alpers ; On the politics of knowledge : science, conflict, power / Andrew Jewett --
Conclusion : the idea of historical context and the intellectual historian / Daniel Wickberg.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond Haberski Jr. and Andrew Hartman.

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