Beyond the Revolution A History of American Thought from Paine to Pragmatism

ISBN-10: 0465004954
ISBN-13: 9780465004959
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 2/24/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

From 1776, when Citizen Tom Paine declared, "The birthday of a new world is at hand," America was unique in world history. A nation suffused with the spirit of explorers, constantly replenished by immigrants, and informed by a continual influx of foreign ideas, it was the world's first truly cosmopolitan civilization.InBeyond the Revolution, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William H. Goetzmann tells the story of America's greatest thinkers and creators, from Paine and Jefferson to Melville and William James, showing how they built upon and battled one another's ideas in the critical years between 1776 and 1900. An unprecedented work of intellectual history by a master historian, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in the origins of our national culture.

William Goetzmann was born in 1931 in St. Paul Minnesota. He received his BA and PhD from Yale University. He also taught taught at Yale before going to the University of Texas at Austin to develop his American Studies program. He is a historian and emeritus professor in American studies at the University of Texas in Austin. He won the Parkman Prize and Pulitzer Prize for historians for his work on the American west. His written works are focused on the topics of American philosophy, American political history and American arts. He wrote Beyond the Revolution: A History of American Thought From Paine to Pragmatism in 2009.

Introduction
World History is American History
Tom Paine's Vision
The Complex Road to an Independent Civilization
A New Government and a New Culture
The Greater Enlightenment forms the National Consciousness
The Scottish Enlightenment and the Minds of Early America
Nationalism and the Varieties of Capitalistic Experience
Reform, New Religions, and Nativism
The Diffusion of Education
The Writer and the Republic
Information creates the Romantic Consciousness
Americans Join the Second Great Age of Discovery
I Am "Part or Parcel of God": The Romantic Search for the Self
The Romantic Writer as Cosmopolitan Seer
The Symbolic Union: Consciousness Outruns Nationality
The Wild Jacksonian Age
The Imperial Mind: The West and the Future as Reality
The South and the Past as Reality
The Black Man as Intellectual
The Women's War
Utopian Ideas
Battle Hymns: Abolition and/or Union
Centennial Vistas, 1876: Toward the Twentieth Century
Author's Note on Bibliography
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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