American Public Life and the Historical Imagination

Overview

By applying a variety of critical historical strategies and methodologies to the study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American public life, contributors to this volume unearth fascinating chronicles in American history. The alliance of the Anti-Saloon League and the Ku Klux Klan in the early twentieth century, hurricane control as a paradigm of twentieth-century institutional life, Native Americans as historians of the United States, and the difficulties that a legal theorist of the 1930s found in ...
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Overview

By applying a variety of critical historical strategies and methodologies to the study of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American public life, contributors to this volume unearth fascinating chronicles in American history. The alliance of the Anti-Saloon League and the Ku Klux Klan in the early twentieth century, hurricane control as a paradigm of twentieth-century institutional life, Native Americans as historians of the United States, and the difficulties that a legal theorist of the 1930s found in describing the functions of marriage, are just some of the topics covered. These essays explore an enlarged vision of American public life, one that incorporates all the institutions identified with American society, politics, and economy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780268020187
  • Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction: Particulars and Perspectives: Rethinking the History of American Public Life 1
1 "Thinking Like an Indian": Exploring American Indian Views of American History 7
2 The Pluralist State: The Convergence of Public and Private Power in America 27
3 Progressivism and Pluralism 49
4 Llewellyn, Divorce, and Description 68
5 Anna Dickinson, America's Joan of Arc: Public Discourse and Gendered Rhetoric during the Civil War 91
6 The Cold Spring Tragedy: Murder, Money, and Women's Business in the Gilded Age 113
7 The Enigma of Louis Brandeis's "Zionization": His First Public Jewish Address 139
8 "We Can Play Baseball on the Other Side": The Limits of Nationalist History on a U.S.-Canada Borderland 163
9 A Successful Defense of Yesterday: Hoyt Moore and the Administration of the Steel Code under the National Industrial Recovery Act 183
10 "A Protected Childhood": The Emergence of Child Protection in America 213
11 Kluxing the Eighteenth Amendment: The Anti-Saloon League, The Ku Klux Klan, and the Fate of Prohibition in the 1920s 240
12 The Public Storm: Hurricanes and the State in Twentieth-Century America 262
Afterword: The Multiplicity of American Public Life 293
Index 299
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