The Age of Reform

The Age of Reform

by Richard Hofstadter
     
 

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This book is a landmark in American political thought. It examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 -- with startling and stimulating results. it searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to… See more details below

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This book is a landmark in American political thought. It examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 -- with startling and stimulating results. it searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to compromise.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.


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"Professor Hofstadter has written a superb book ... The Age of Reform entitles Hofstadter to rank with C. Vann Woodward as a master of creative synthesis, as an interpreter of the past who can add to cold data an emphatic insight that transforms history from a book of the dead into a chronicle of life."— American Political Science Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307809643
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/21/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
568,874
File size:
2 MB

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