A Companion to American Thought

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Richard Wightman Fox, James T. Kloppenberg
Wiley, Jun 29, 1998 - History - 824 pages
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This outstanding book assesses the whole sweep of American thought from the colonial era to the present day. Some two hundred and fifty scholars - from history, literature, religion, philosophy, political theory, and the social sciences - have written original and substantial essays on pivotal topics and figures in the history of American intellectual endeavor and achievement. Includes concise biographical entries, suggested further reading, extensive cross-references and a complete index.

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Richard Wightman Fox is a cultural historian and Professor of History at Boston University. He taught previously at Reed College and Yale University. He is the author of Reinhold Niebuhr: A Biography and So Far Disordered in Mind: Insanity in California; and co-editor, with Jackson Lears, of The Culture of Consumption and The Power of Culture.

James T. Kloppenberg is an intellectual historian and Professor of History at Brandeis University. His first book, Uncertain Victory: Social Democracy and Progressivism in European and American Thought 1870-1920, was awarded the Merle Curti prize from the Organization of American Historians.

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