Apostle of Human Progress: Lester Frank Ward and American Political Thought, 1841-1913

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - History - 363 pages
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Although Lester Frank Ward's accomplishments are not as well known today, he is considered the father of American Sociology and his work profoundly influenced such important thinkers as Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Edward Ross, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In Apostle of Human Progress, Edward C. Rafferty presents the first full scale intellectual portrait of this important public thinker. Rafferty shows how Ward's thought laid the foundations for the modern administrative state and explores his contributions to twentieth century American liberalism. Ideal for anyone interested in the history of American intellectuals and ideas.

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Edward C. Rafferty is an intellectual historian and assistant professor of social science at Boston University's College of General Studies.

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