American progressive history : an experiment in modernization (Book, 1993) []
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American progressive history : an experiment in modernization

American progressive history : an experiment in modernization

Author: Ernst Breisach
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Focusing his account on the work of the movement's most important representatives--including Charles Beard, James Harvey Robinson, and Carl Becker--Ernst Breisach demonstrates that Progressive history is distinguished by its unique combination of beliefs in the objective reality of historical facts and its faith in the inevitability of the progress of the human race. And though he discusses at length Frederick  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Breisach
ISBN: 0226072762 9780226072760 0226072770 9780226072777
OCLC Number: 26590685
Description: ix, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: The path to progressive history 1890-1904 --
The American sense of history and the uncertainties of modernity --
A temporary reassurance: scientific history --
The young Turner's quest for a new history --
The prelude to progressive history --
2: The making of progressive history 1904-1917 --
Putting a progressive accent on encompassing history --
The redefinition of history's truth and usefulness --
The fragile alliance between progressive history and the social sciences --
Sorting out history's grand forces --
Beard's economic interpretation of history --
A sense of triumph --
3: A decade of fruition and stagnation 1920-1929 --
A defiant reaffirmation --
The Quasi alliance with the social sciences --
The battle for progress --
The twilight of certainty --
4: The relativist experiment and its reassessment 1929-1948 --
Collapse in a triumphant mode --
Becker's struggle for usefulness --
Beard and post-1935 reality --
Heritage and assessment.
Responsibility: Ernst A. Breisach.
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A study of Progressive history from its emergence in the early 1900s to the 1940s. Focusing on the movement's most important representatives, Breisach demonstrates that Progressive history is  Read more...


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