Culture and Democracy in the United States (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers, 1924 - Political Science - 339 pages
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In his new introduction, Whitfield sets the scene of the early twentieth century to show what inspired Horace Kallen to write this book. He delves deeply into his background, discussing the influences on Kallen's life and work. Whitfield also examines the many changes that have occurred since Culture and Democracy in the United States was first written, and reveals that many of the ideas espoused by Kallen have become reality.
  

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User Review  - Josť-antonio Orosco - Goodreads

Kallen is a much underrated philosopher but he was a student of Josiah Royce and William James at Harvard. He was friends with Alain Locke and is usually credited with coming up with the idea of "cultural pluralism", the forerunner of our modern idea of multiculturalism. Read full review

Contents

Introduction to the Transaction
ix
PostscriptCulture and the Ku Klux
1
A Meaning of Americanism
36
Democracy versus the MeltingPot
59
Americanization and the Cultural
118
The Newest Reaction
225
America and the Life of Reason
247
Humanism and the Industrial Age
301
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Page xvii - Men may change their clothes, their politics, their wives, their religions, their philosophies, to a greater or lesser extent: they cannot change their grandfathers.

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