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

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März 2009



A magisterial chronicle of America's intellectual history by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian


William H. Goetzmann is Jack S. Blanton, Sr. Professor in History and American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He taught American Intellectual History for fifty years at Yale and the University of Texas. His Explorations and Empire won both the Pulitzer Prize and Francis Parkman Award. He lives in Austin, Texas.


"New York Observer" "In "Beyond the Revolution", intellectual historian William Goetzmann reminds us that the most brazen utopian ambition of them all had nothing to do with sex or rapture, but was rather founded in the radical provisions of 'we the people' and those 'certain inalienable rights.'""New York Times Book Review" "[Goetzmann's] strange and valuable book...is richly populated with radicals and utopians who, with one eye on the innermost soul and the other on world history, created a tradition of open-ended experiment."Howard R. Lamar, Sterling Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University ""Beyond the Revolution" is one of the most complete, wide-ranging, readable, and insightful accounts of American intellectuals we have ever had. It deserves to be recognized as a major classic history of American intellectuals to be read by every thinking American.""Virginia Quarterly""An excellent summary of American thought before the Civil War. It is sure to engage readers interested not only in the history of ideas but also in the history of the early nation.""Texas Observer""We now have Goetzmann's life of learning distilled into what may be the capstone of his career to help us understand who we were."
EAN: 9780465004959
ISBN: 0465004954
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2009
Seitenanzahl: 456 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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