That Noble Dream

Author: Peter Novick
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110726829X
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The aspiration to relate the past 'as it really happened' has been the central goal of American professional historians since the late nineteenth century. In this remarkable history of the profession, Peter Novick shows how the idea and ideal of objectivity were elaborated, challenged, modified, and defended over the last century. Drawing on the unpublished correspondence as well as the published writings of hundreds of American historians from J. Franklin Jameson and Charles Beard to Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Eugene Genovese, That Noble Dream is a richly textured account of what American historians have thought they were doing, or ought to be doing, when they wrote history - how their principles influenced their practice and practical exigencies influenced their principles.

A Life Of H L A Hart

Author: Nicola Lacey
Editor: OUP Oxford
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"Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart ... later became the most famous legal philosopher of the twentieth century."--Jacket.

The Noble Dream

Author: María De la Colina
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Objectivity Is Not Neutrality

Author: Thomas L. Haskell
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801865350
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Recent challenges to the principles of truth and objectivity mark an awareness of a tension between thing and knower which goes back to ancient Greece. In this text, the author argues for a moderate historicism which acknowledges the force of perspective but avoids the evasiveness of postmodernism.

Good Words Ed By N Macleod

Author: Norman Macleod
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I Review Of Public School Work Ii The High School Of Charleston Physical Culture Introduced Iii Complete Education Training The Mind The Heart And The Will Of Man

Author: Charleston (S.C.). Department of Education
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Liberalism And Leadership

Author: Emile Lester
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472131516
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Most scholars and pundits today view Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy as aggressive liberal leaders, while viewing Schlesinger’s famous histories of their presidencies as celebrations of their steadfast progressive leadership. A more careful reading of Schlesinger’s work demonstrates that he preferred an ironic political outlook emphasizing the virtues of restraint, patience, and discipline. For Schlesinger, Roosevelt and Kennedy were liberal heroes and models as much because they respected the constraints on their power and ideals as because they tested traditional institutions and redefined the boundaries of presidential power. Aggressive liberalism involves the use of inspirational rhetoric and cunning political tactics to expand civil liberties and insure economic equality. Schlesinger’s emphasis on the crucial role that irony has played and should play in liberalism poses a challenge to the aggressive liberalism advocated by liberal activists, political thinkers, and pundits. That his counsel was grounded in conservative insights as well as liberal values makes it accessible to leaders across the political spectrum.

Scholarship And Freedom

Author: Geoffrey Galt Harpham
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ISBN: 0674245016
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Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that scholars play a unique role in liberal society, manifesting in refined form the freedoms it guarantees and demanding that it make good on those same guarantees. Far from ivory-tower intellectuals, scholars such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Linda Nochlin undertake the radical social act of questioning received wisdom.

Extension Of Mfn Status To Rumania Hungary And The People S Republic Of China

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Trade
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History S Memory

Author: Ellen Frances Fitzpatrick
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"Through careful examination of hundreds of historical essays and books, Firzpatrick has uncovered striking continuities in the writing of American history. The contributions of earlier scholars, some of them outside the mainstream of the historical profession, reveal that interest in the history of women, African Americans, Native Americans, and the working class has been long-standing. Whether in the Progressive era's attention to issues of class, or in the renewed concern with Native Americans in the 1930s and 1940s, Fitzpatrick demonstrates that over the past century historians have frequently grappled with issues that we think of today as innovative."--BOOK JACKET.

American History Goes To The Movies

Author: W. Bryan Rommel Ruiz
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136845399
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Whether they prefer blockbusters, historical dramas, or documentaries, people learn much of what they know about history from the movies. In American History Goes to the Movies, W. Bryan Rommel-Ruiz shows how popular representations of historic events shape the way audiences understand the history of the United States, including American representations of race and gender, and stories of immigration, especially the familiar narrative of the American Dream. Using films from many different genres, American History Goes to the Movies draws together movies that depict the Civil War, the Wild West, the assassination of JFK, and the events of 9/11, from The Birth of a Nation and Gone with the Wind to The Exorcist and United 93, to show how viewers use movies to make sense of the past, addressing not only how we render history for popular enjoyment, but also how Hollywood’s renderings of America influence the way Americans see themselves and how they make sense of the world.

Why American History Is Not What They Say

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Editor: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610163044
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The Insular Dream

Author: Charles Altieri
Editor: Vu University Press
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This multidisciplinary collection of essays by some of Europe's foremost Americanists deals with the United States as an island nation. America's trade policies, its foreign military ventures, its humour and its literature are all marked by the country's paradoxical desire to withdraw from the wider world beyond its oceans, while yet serving as its exemplar. The essays, covering aspects of legal and political studies, history and literature, probe the intersection between the national and the international As such they constitute an important contribution to the study of America's self-definition.

An Assessment Of Twentieth Century Historiography

Author: Rolf Torstendahl
Editor: Almqvist & Wiksell International
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"A general discussion of the recent changes of historiography in different parts of the world has long been lacking. This book could serve to fill this lacuna, not least for the purposes of university courses. Two concluding chapters and an introduction bring forward general traits and specific characteristics."--BOOK JACKET.

Studies In Tudor And Stuart Politics And Government Volume 4 Papers And Reviews 1982 1990

Author: G. R. Elton
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521533171
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Features a collection of Sir Geoffrey Elton's articles and reviews including a group of pieces on sixteenth-century government.

The American Archivist

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Includes sections "Reviews of books" and "Abstracts of archive publications (Western and Eastern Europe)."

Independent Intellectuals In The United States 1910 1945

Author: Steven Biel
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814723446
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A new intellectual community came together in the United States in the 1910s and 1920s, a community outside the universities, the professions and, in general, the established centers of intellectual life. A generation of young intellectuals was increasingly challenging both the genteel tradition and the growing division of intellectual labor. Adversarial and anti-professional, they exhibited a hostility to boundaries and specialization that compelled them toward an ambitious and self-conscious generalism and made them a force in the American political, literary, and artistic landscape. This book is a cultural history of this community of free-lance critics and an exploration of their collective effort to construct a viable public intellectual life in America. Steven Biel illustrates the diversity of the body of writings produced by these critics, whose subjects ranged from literature and fine arts to politics, economics, history, urban planning, and national character. Conceding that significant differences and conflicts did exist in the works of individual thinkers, Biel nonetheless maintains that a broader picture of this vibrant culture has been obscured by attempts to classify intellectuals according to political or ideological persuasions. His book brings to life the ways in which this community sought out alternative ways of making a living, devised strategies for reaching and engaging the public, debated the involvement of women in the intellectual community and incorporated Marxism into its evolving search for a decisive intellectual presence in American life. Examined in this lively study are the role and contributions of such figures as Randolph Bourne, Max Eastman, Crystal Eastman, Walter Lippmann, Margaret Sanger, Van Wyck Brooks, Floyd Dell, Edmund Wilson, Mable Dodge, Paul Rosenfeld, H. L. Mencken, Lewis Mumford, Malcolm Cowley, Matthew Josephson, John Reed, Waldo Frank, Gilbert Seldes, and Harold Stearns.

Intellectual History Newsletter

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The Lost Soul Of Higher Education

Author: Ellen Schrecker
Editor: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586032
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The professor and historian delivers a major critique of how political and financial attacks on the academy are undermining our system of higher education. Making a provocative foray into the public debates over higher education, acclaimed historian Ellen Schrecker argues that the American university is under attack from two fronts. On the one hand, outside pressure groups have staged massive challenges to academic freedom, beginning in the 1960s with attacks on faculty who opposed the Vietnam War, and resurfacing more recently with well-funded campaigns against Middle Eastern Studies scholars. Connecting these dots, Schrecker reveals a distinct pattern of efforts to undermine the legitimacy of any scholarly study that threatens the status quo. At the same time, Schrecker deftly chronicles the erosion of university budgets and the encroachment of private-sector influence into academic life. From the dwindling numbers of full-time faculty to the collapse of library budgets, The Lost Soul of Higher Education depicts a system increasingly beholden to corporate America and starved of the resources it needs to educate the new generation of citizens. A sharp riposte to the conservative critics of the academy by the leading historian of the McCarthy-era witch hunts, The Lost Soul of Higher Education, reveals a system in peril—and defends the vital role of higher education in our democracy.

Real History

Author: Martin Bunzl
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134722575
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In Real History, Martin Bunzl brilliantly succeeds in bringing together two schools of thought at the forefront of the philosophy of history: that of realism and objectivity. He shows us how the realism debate is inhabited by philosophers, whereas the objectivity argument lies in the hands of historians. In his lucid and direct style, Bunzl proposes a synthesis between these two parallel traditions. We see that what historians say they are doing is not necessarily what they are actually doing. Bunzl draws on recent work (from the likes of Foucault to Rorty) to develop a new model for the philosophy of history; a model which essentially calls for the collapse of the realism/objectivity dichotomy. Martin Bunzl clearly merges the two parallel debates of history and philosophy. He draws on relevant discussions ranging from post-structuralism, to the philosophy of science, to notions of realism and objectivity, to debates about the history of women.