Battle for the American Mind: A Brief History of a Nation's Thought

Battle for the American Mind: A Brief History of a Nation's Thought

by Carl J. Richard
     
 

The Battle for the American Mind brings together religion, politics, economics, science, and literature to present a compelling history of the American people. In this brief and entertaining book, noted historian Carl J. Richard argues that there have been three worldviews that have dominated American thought—theism, humanism, and skepticism. By clearly… See more details below

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The Battle for the American Mind brings together religion, politics, economics, science, and literature to present a compelling history of the American people. In this brief and entertaining book, noted historian Carl J. Richard argues that there have been three worldviews that have dominated American thought—theism, humanism, and skepticism. By clearly explaining what Americans believed, exploring why they did so, and showing how that impacted the nation's development, Richard presents a unique portrait of the United States—past and present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742534353
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Unit I: The Age of Theism
Chapter 1: The Protestant Reformation: The Crucible of American Theism
Chapter 2: Early American Protestantism
Unit II: The Age of Humanism
Chapter 3: The Rise of Modern Humanism
Chapter 4: The Origins and Varieties of Republicanism
Chapter 5: Economic Theories
Chapter 6: Revivalism, Reform, and Romanticism in the Antebellum Period
Unit III: The Age of Skepticism
Chapter 7: The Rise of Modern Skepticism
Chapter 8: Pragmatism
Unit IV: The Age of Confusion
Chapter 9: American Thought since World War II
Bibliographical Suggestions

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