The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It

The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It

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The American Political Tradition is one of the most influential and widely read historical volumes of our time. First published in 1948, its elegance, passion, and iconoclastic erudition laid the groundwork for a totally new understanding of the American past. By writing a "kind of intellectual history of the assumptions behind American politics," Richard Hofstadter changed the way Americans understand the relationship between power and ideas in their national experience. Like only a handful of American historians before him—Frederick Jackson Turner and Charles A. Beard are examples—Hofstadter was able to articulate, in a single work, a historical vision that inspired and shaped an entire generation.

Baker & Taylor
Biographical portraits of leading American statesmen from Thomas Jefferson to Franklin D. Roosevelt provide insight into the main currents of the nation's political heritage

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1989
Edition: Vintage Books edition
Copyright Date: ©1976
ISBN: 9780679723158
Branch Call Number: 320.973 HOFST
Characteristics: xl, 519 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Reprint of the edition published by Knopf, New York


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