Richard hofstadter, the american political tradition (1948) by amanda wineman, fall 2011 (another is below)-hofstadter was a public intellectual, professor at columbia university, highly acclaimed historian. The american political tradition was a plutarchian overview of illustrious american figures ranging from vivacious abolitionist wendell phillips to woodrow wilson as closeted conservative it was aimed at winning over a high-minded american public. 1948 paperback edition (publ vintage books ) the american political tradition is a 1948 book by richard hofstadter , an account on the ideology of previous us presidents and other political figures.
As the political scientist ira katznelson has said, hofstadter wrote the american political tradition during dark times for enlightenment liberalism though fascism was going down to defeat in. America’s political tradition the american political tradition and the men who made it by richard hofstadter knopf 378 pp $400. This style is evident in rh’s american political tradition (1948), which livingston says is “consistent with the radicalism—the urge to repudiate the idiocies and atrocities of the american past—that permeates so much of social history” (p 38) hofstadter was a proxy marxist. The american political tradition and the men who made it b y richard hofstadter vintage books a division of random house new york this preview has intentionally blurred sections.
Richard hofstadter: his ironic perspective introduced skepticism about the american political tradition, particularly its agrarian bias, and helped open the way to a more pluralistic rendering of the nation's history hofstadter enlisted the past to reveal the failings of a time-worn political tradition and by inference highlight the. American political ideals american political culture contains a number of core ideals and values not all americans share the same views, of course, but the vast majority subscribes to these general ideals, including liberty, equality, democracy, individualism, unity, and diversity. Richard hofstadter was a columbia university historian, whose best-known books were anti-intellectualism in american life (1963) and the paranoid style in american politics (1965. Hofstadter’s lost book is the american republic, a 1,396-page history that he worked on for many years with two talented co-authors, william miller and daniel aaron the reason the american republic is almost unknown today is that it was a college textbook.
Fifty years ago, richard hofstadter framed the modern debate when he questioned lincoln's qualifications as a self-made man, his sincerity in espousing self-improvement, and even the value of the self-made ethic in antebellum america. 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. Richard hofstadter this study guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the american political tradition and the men who made it. Richard hofstadter is undoubtedly one of the great figures in the american historical canon the american political tradition (1948), the age of reform (1955), anti-intellectualism in american life (1963), and the paranoid style in american politics (1964) are works that all american history students encounter.
Upheaval too, can abet the imagination hofstadter's formative years were witness to the abrupt failure of long-established moral, intellectual, and political currents in american life. Introduction richard hofstadter’s (aug 6, 1916 – october 24, 1970) influence and school of thought as a “consensus historian” and noted intellectual of the 1950s has stature and relevance today. The american political tradition by richard hofstadter key point: there are two main key points: 1) the founding fathers tried to both enable to the people to govern and limit their ability to govern and 2) liberty was not related to democracy, but rather ensured the freedom to attain and enjoy private property.
Richard hofstadter (1916 - 1970) was a leading american historian of the 1940s and 1950s, based at columbia university one of the leading public intellectuals of the 1950s, his works include the age of reform (1955) and anti-intellectualism in american life (1963), both of which won the pulitzer prize, as well as social darwinism in american thought, 1860-1915 (1944), the american political. Born in 1916, richard hofstadter was one of the leading american historians and public intellectuals of the 20th century his works include the age of reform, anti-intellectualism in american life, social darwinism in american thought, 1860-1915, the american political tradition, and othershe died in 1970. Notes on the american political tradition and the men who made it, by richard hofstadter involving richard hofstadter's the american political tradition so let me understand: man is made in god's image, right more questions is there a zionist influence on american foreign policy is saying happy holidays about.
At his death in 1970, richard hofstadter was probably this country’s most renowned historian, best known as the originator of the “consensus” school, whose measured siftings of the american. The american political tradition is a 1948 book by richard hofstadter, an account on the ideology of previous us presidents and other political figures the full title is the american political tradition and the men who made it. For more than a half a century, the american political tradition and the men who made it has been a widely used textbook in both college and high school advanced placement courses for about the same time period, it has been misleading students everywhere for example, the author of the book. Richard hofstadter (august 6, 1916 – october 24, 1970) was an american historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century hofstadter was the dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university.