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This two-volume anthology brings together some of the most historically significant writings in American intellectual history. The only collection of its kind, The American Intellectual Tradition, Fifth Edition, includes classic works in history, politics, social commentary, economics, law literature, and philosophy. Organized chronologically into thematic sections, it traces the evolution of intellectual writing and thinking from it origins in Puritan beliefs to the most recent essays on diversity and post-modernity. A short introduction by the authors precedes each work and both volumes include detailed chronologies and bibliographic material. Offering several new selections, this new edition addresses additional themes, including aesthetics, cultural criticism, Americanism, and race, gender, and sexuality.
Part One: Toward a Secular Culture
Asa Gray Thomas Wentworth Higginson Charles Pierce William Graham Sumner Charles Augustus Briggs William Dean Howells Elizabeth Cady Stanton Frederick Jackson Turner William James Josiah Royce Charlotte Perkins Gilman Henry Adams George Santayana
Part Two: Social Progress and the Power of Intellect
Jane Addams Thorstein Veblen Woodrow Wilson W.E.B. Du Bois William James Walter Lippmann Randolph Bourne H.L. Mencken Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
John Dewey Margaret Mead John Crowe Ransom Sidney Hook Thurman Arnold
Part Three: To Extend Democracy and to Formulate the Modern
Clement Greenburg Henry Luce Henry A. Wallace Gunnar Myrdal Reinhold Niebuhr Albert Einstein Aldo Leopold Erik Erikson James Baldwin George Kennan Whittaker Chambers Hannah Arendt John Courtney Murray Daniel Bell W.W. Rostow Lionel Trilling Milton Friedman
Part Four: Exploring Diversity and Postmodernity
Thomas S. Kuhn Martin Luther King, Jr.
Betty Friedan Susan Sontag Malcolm X Herbert Marcuse Noam Chomsky Edward Said Nancy Chodorow Richard Rorty Gloria Anzaldua Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Joan Scott Samuel Huntington Carl Sagan