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  • The Age of Reformby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    This book is a landmark in American political thought. It examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 -- with startling and stimulating results. it searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to compromise.... more...

  • The American Political Traditionby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    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,"... more...

  • America at 1750by Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 12.95

    Demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism. From the Paperback edition. more...

  • Anti-Intellectualism in American Lifeby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Anti-Intellectualism in American Life was awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. It is a book which throws light on many features of the American character. Its concern is not merely to portray the scorners of intellect in American life, but to say something about what the intellectual is, and can be, as a force in a democratic society. more...

  • Great Issues in American History, Vol. IIby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    Spans the history of America from its discovery to the present, providing a generous sampling of documents. more...

  • Great Issues in American History, Vol. IIIby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.95

    The third volume in Great Issues In American History, From Reconstruction to the Present Day is now updated and revised to include another decade of American history. Beatrice K. Hofstadter, wife of the late Richard Hofstadter and herself an historian who worked with him closely on the original edition, has added a new section covering 1970 to 1981... more...

  • Progressive Historiansby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Richard Hofstadter, the distinguished historian and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, brilliantly assesses the ideas and contributions of the three major American interpretive historians of the twentieth century:  Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard and V.L. Parrington. These men, whose views of history were shaped in large part by the political... more...

  • American Violenceby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    With eyewitness accounts and contemporary reports?linked together by succinct analytical commentaries?Richard Hofstadter and his young collaborator, Michael Wallace, have created a superb documentary reader that is, in effect, a history of violence in America through four centuries.                 Here, as experienced by men and women who lived through... more...

  • Social Darwinism in American Thoughtby Richard Hofstadter

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action. Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification... more...

  • The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essayby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts Selection   A timely reissue of acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter?s authoritative and unforgettable essay. First published in 1964 and no less relevant half a century later, The Paranoid Style in American Politics  scrutinizes the conditions that gave rise to the extreme right of the 1950s and the 1960s, and presages the ascendancy... more...