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Journal of American History
Jumonville's elegant style engages the reader and compels one to read on. This is an important book.
Journal of Illinois History
[A] thoughtful and intelligent biography.
Alan Brinkley, The New Republic
Neil Jumonville writes history like poetry .
A revealing, engaged assessment of the life and work of a man who taught thousands and was read by millions.
|Pt. I||Intellectuals and Historians|
|1||The Formation of a Public Intellectual, 1902-1932||3|
|2||Philosophy Teaching by Experience, 1928-1936||26|
|3||Columbia and New York in the Forties, 1938-1950||51|
|Pt. II||Freedom and the American Century|
|4||Protecting Liberalism in World War II, 1939-1947||81|
|5||Anticommunism and McCarthyism, 1945-1960||99|
|6||University, Family, and Race, 1945-1968||129|
|7||The Call to Political Morality, 1964-1974||164|
|Pt. III||The Meaning of the American Past|
|8||The Character and Myth of Historians at Midcentury, 1937-1997||195|
|9||Liberals and the Historical Past, 1948-1997||230|