New York intellect: a history of intellectual life in New York City, from 1750 to the beginnings of our own time

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Knopf, 1987 - History - 422 pages
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Focuses on the changing definitions of intellectual life in New York City, discussing how the aspirations for the European pattern of intellectual life and the historical and sociological conditions of the city produced a distinctive cultural formation

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This ambitious undertaking attempts to chart the intellectual development of New York City from its modest colonial origins to its 20th-century flowering as a unique world center for arts, ideas ... Read full review

Contents

prologue New York City and the Condition of Intellect
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The Emergence of City Culture in New York
9
Patricians and Artisans
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