The American Intellectual Tradition, 1865 - Present / Edition 3

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The third edition of this uniquely comprehensive two-volume anthology contains many of the most significant documents in American intellectual history. It includes new selections from a diverse group of authors that cover Puritan theology, communitarian thought, racial ideology, gender theory, cultural criticism, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. The extensive chronology has been revised and expanded to connect over a thousand important books, essays, and artistic works with events in American and European intellectual, cultural, and political history. Section introductions and headnotes have been rewritten to provide updated bibliographical references and to incorporate new ideas from scholarly literature about the selections. This anthology makes readily available substantial selections from the writings of prominent American thinkers, ranging chronologically from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 to the present. Accessible to a wide range of students, The American Intellectual Tradition is invaluable for courses in intellectual history and serves as an excellent supplementary text for classes in American history, American studies, and American literature.
Volume II now offers new selections by Rexfold G. Tugwell, Clement Greenberg, Lillian Smith, Susan Sontag, Malcolm X, Hannah Arendt, Samuel Huntington, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Judith Butler; and includes writings of Charles Hodge, Charles Peirce, William Dean Howells, William Graham Sumner, Lester Frank Ward, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Josiah Royce, William James, Henry Adams, George Santayana, William James, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Thorstein Veblen, W.E.B. Du Bois, Jane Addams, John Dewey, Randolph Bourne, H.L. Mencken, Margaret Mead, John Crowe Ransom, Meridel Le Sueur, Reinhold Niebuhr, Whittaker Chambers, B.F. Skinner, Daniel Bell, C. Wright Mills, Lionel Trilling, Martin Luther King, Jr., Betty Friedan, Thomas S. Kuhn, Richard Rorty, Evelyn Fox Keller, and Michael Walzer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195097276
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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University of California, Berkeley

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Table of Contents

Selection from Systematic Theology (1872) 6
"The Fixation of Belief" (1877) 14
"Pernicious Fiction" (1887) 26
"Sociology" (1881) 30
"Mind as a Social Factor" (1884) 40
"The Solitude of Self" (1892) 49
Selection from Women and Economics (1898) 55
"The Problem of Job" (1898) 62
"The Will to Believe" (1897) 75
"The Dynamo and the Virgin" (1907) 89
"The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy" (1913) 94
"What Pragmatism Means" (1907) 113
"Natural Law" (1918) 124
Selection from The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) 128
"Of the Sons of Master and Man" (1903) 144
"The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements" (1892) 156
Philosophy and Democracy (1918) 162
"Trans-National America" (1916) 171
"Twilight of Idols" (1917) 181
"The National Letters" (1920) 190
Selection from Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) 198
"Reconstructed but Unregenerate" (1930) 206
Selection from The Battle for Democracy (1933) 219
"I Was Marching" (1934) 225
Selection from An American Dilemma (1944) 236
"Avant-Garde and Kitsch" (1939) 245
Selection from The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944) 256
Selection from Killers of the Dream (1949) 264
Selection from Witness (1952) 271
Selection from Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971) 285
"The End of Ideology in the West" (1960) 294
Selection from The Sociological Imagination (1959) 301
Selection from We Hold These Truths (1960) 309
"On the Teaching of Modern Literature" (1961) 317
Selection from "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" (1963) 332
Selection from The Feminine Mystique (1963) 341
Selection from The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) 352
"Against Interpretation" (1964) 361
Selection from "The Ballot or the Bullet" (1964) 369
Selection from "Lying in Politics" (1971) 377
Selection from "The Democratic Distemper" (1975) 384
"Science as Solidarity" (1986) 390
"Gender and Science: 1990" (1990) 402
Selection from Gender Trouble (1990) 419
Selection from In My Father's House (1992) 427
"What Does it Mean to be an 'American'?" (1990) 438
Chronologies 451
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