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Richard Hofstadter An Intellectual Biography

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ISBN-10: 0226076415

ISBN-13: 9780226076416

Edition: 2007

Authors: David S. Brown

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Richard Hofstadter (1916-70) was America's most distinguished historian of the twentieth century. The author of several groundbreaking books, including "The American Political Tradition," he was a vigorous champion of the liberal politics that emerged from the New Deal. During his nearly thirty-year career, Hofstadter fought public campaigns against liberalism's most dynamic opponents, from McCarthy in the 1950s to Barry Goldwater and the Sun Belt conservatives in the 1960s. His opposition to the extreme politics of postwar America marked him as one of the nation's most important and prolific public intellectuals. In this masterly biography, David Brown explores Hofstadter's life within…    
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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.89" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction: Interior, Exterior
Education, 1916-1950
Radical Roots
The Twilight of Waspdom
The New American Political Tradition
The Historian as Social Scientist
Engagement, 1950-1965
The Age of Reform and Its Critics
The Crisis of Intellect
The Paranoid Mind
Eclipse, 1965-1970
Rebellion from Within
Conflict and Consensus - Redux
The Trials of Liberalism
A World Full
Bibliographic Essay: In Search of Richard Hofstadter
Sources: Archives, Interviews, and Correspondence
Students of Richard Hofstadter