The American Intellectual Tradition: A Sourcebook Volume II: 1865 to the Present / Edition 4

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Revised and expanded, the second edition of this uniquely comprehensive two-volume anthology of many of the most significant documents in American intellectual history offers new selections from a diversity of authors; an extensive chronology connecting several hundred important books and essays with events in American and European intellectual, cultural, and political history; and updated bibliographies and headnotes. The anthology makes readily available substantial selections from the writings of prominent American thinkers, ranged chronologically from the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 to the present. Designed for easy use by a wide range of readers, it is an invaluable reader for anyone interested in intellectual history, American history, American studies, or American literature.
Volume I (to 1865) now offers new selections by Sarah M. Grimké, Horace Bushnell, and Louisa S. McCord, and Volume II (1865-present) now offers new selections by Charles Hodge, Henry Adams, George Santayana, W.E.B. Du Bois, Randolph Bourne, H.L. Mencken, John Crowe Ransom, Meridel Le Sueur, Reinhold Niebuhr, Ralph Ellison, Whittaker Chambers, Betty Friedan, Adrienne Rich, Evelyn Fox Keller, Richard Rorty, and Michael Walzer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195137224
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 9.19 (w) x 6.13 (h) x 0.94 (d)

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University of California, Berkeley

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Toward a Secular Culture
Charles Hodge 5
Selection from Systematic Theology (1872) 6
Charles Peirce 13
"The Fixation of Belief" (1877) 14
William Dean Howells 25
"Pernicious Fiction" (1887) 26
William Graham Sumner 29
"Sociology" (1881) 30
Lester Frank Ward 39
"Mind as a Social Factor" (1884) 40
Elizabeth Cady Stanton 48
"The Solitude of Self" (1892) 49
Charlotte Perkins Gilman 54
Selection from Women and Economics (1898) 55
Josiah Royce 61
"The Problem of Job" (1898) 62
William James 76
"The Will to Believe" (1897) 77
Henry Adams 91
"The Dynamo and the Virgin" (1907) 92
George Santayana 96
"The Genteel Tradition in American Philosophy" (1913) 97
Pt. 2 Social Progress and the Power of Intellect
William James 115
"What Pragmatism Means" (1907) 116
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 127
"Natural Law" (1918) 128
Thorstein Veblen 131
Selection from The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899) 132
W. E. B. Du Bois 146
"Of the Sons of Master and Man" (1903) 148
Jane Addams 159
"The Subjective Necessity of Social Settlements" (1892) 160
John Dewey 165
"The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy" (1909) 166
Selection from The Public and Its Problems (1927) 173
Randolph Bourne 178
"Trans-National America" (1916) 179
"Twilight of Idols" (1917) 189
H. L. Mencken 197
"The National Letters" (1920) 198
Margaret Mead 206
Selection from Coming of Age in Samoa (1928) 207
John Crowe Ransom 214
"Reconstructed but Unregenerate" (1930) 215
Edmund Wilson 227
"An Appeal to Progressives" (1931) 228
Meridel Le Sueur 233
"I Was Marching" (1934) 234
Pt. 3 To Formulate the Modern
Rudolf Carnap 245
"The Rejection of Metaphysics" (1935) 246
Reinhold Niebuhr 255
Selection from The Children of Light and the Children of Darkness (1944) 256
Whittaker Chambers 263
Selection from Witness (1952) 264
B. F. Skinner 277
Selection from Beyond Freedom and Dignity (1971) 278
Daniel Bell 286
"The End of Ideology in the West" (1960) 287
C. Wright Mills 293
Selection from The Sociological Imagination (1959) 294
Lionel Trilling 301
"On the Teaching of Modern Literature" (1961) 302
Thomas S. Kuhn 316
Selection from The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962) 317
Martin Luther King, Jr. 326
Selection from "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" (1963) 327
Ralph Ellison 335
"Review of An American Dilemma" (1964) 336
Betty Friedan 344
Selection from The Feminine Mystique (1963) 345
Adrienne Rich 352
Selection from "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence" (1980) 353
Richard Rorty 357
"Science as Solidarity" (1986) 358
Evelyn Fox Keller 369
"Gender and Science: 1990" (1990) 370
Michael Walzer 387
"What Does It Mean to Be an 'American'?" (1990) 388
Chronologies 401
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