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American Progressive History An Experiment in Modernization

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ISBN-10: 0226072770

ISBN-13: 9780226072777

Edition: 1993

Authors: Ernst A. Breisach

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American Progressive History is the first book to relate the story of Progressive history through all its transformations from its emergence in the early 1900s to its demise in the 1940s. 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 Jackson Turner's contributions to the creation of a modern American historiography, Breisach sets…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
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
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
A Decade of Fruition and Stagnation, 1920-1929
A Defiant Reaffirmation 12: The Quasi Alliance with the Social Sciences
The Battle for Progress 14: The Twilight of Certainty
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
Notes
Bibliographic
Note Index