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The Resource Henry Steele Commager : midcentury liberalism and the history of the present, Neil Jumonville

Henry Steele Commager : midcentury liberalism and the history of the present, Neil Jumonville

Label
Henry Steele Commager : midcentury liberalism and the history of the present
Title
Henry Steele Commager
Title remainder
midcentury liberalism and the history of the present
Statement of responsibility
Neil Jumonville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historian Henry Steele Commager (1902-98) was one of the leading American intellectuals of the mid-twentieth century. Author or editor of more than forty books, he taught for decades at New York University, Columbia University, and Amherst College and was a pioneer in the field of American studies. But Commager's work was by no means confined to the halls of the university: a popular essayist, lecturer, and political commentator, he earned a reputation as an activist for liberal causes and waged public campaigns against McCarthyism in the 1950s and the Vietnam War in the 1960s. In this book, Neil Jumonville uses Commager's career to explore a number of themes central to the intellectual history of postwar America. Examining the relationship between the midcentury generation of scholars and the baby boomer generation now in the university, he reassesses the legacy of the 1940s and 1950s and illuminates the background of the culture wars of today. He also offers a reevaluation of the ideas in the liberalism of the period, including a common American identity and shared culture, pragmatism, compromise, freedom of speech, and the benefits of at least a modest consensus on goals - ideas that in recent years have taken quite a beating in the public arena
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jumonville, Neil
Dewey number
973.9/092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E175.5.C73
LC item number
J86 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political activists
  • Historians
  • Liberalism
  • Historians
  • Commager, Henry Steele
  • United States
Label
Henry Steele Commager : midcentury liberalism and the history of the present, Neil Jumonville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • Freedom and the American Century.
  • 4.
  • Protecting Liberalism in World War II, 1939-1947.
  • 5.
  • Anticommunism and McCarthyism, 1945-1960.
  • 6.
  • University, Family, and Race, 1945-1968.
  • 7.
  • The Call to Political Morality, 1964-1974
  • pt. I.
  • pt. III.
  • The Meaning of the American Past.
  • 8.
  • The Character and Myth of Historians at Midcentury, 1937-1997.
  • 9.
  • Liberals and the Historical Past, 1948-1997.
  • 10.
  • Legacies, 1971-1997
  • Intellectuals and Historians.
  • 1.
  • The Formation of a Public Intellectual, 1902-1932.
  • 2.
  • Philosophy Teaching by Experience, 1928-1936.
  • 3.
  • Columbia and New York in the Forties, 1938-1950
Control code
38527939
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780807824481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98014589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Henry Steele Commager : midcentury liberalism and the history of the present, Neil Jumonville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. II.
  • Freedom and the American Century.
  • 4.
  • Protecting Liberalism in World War II, 1939-1947.
  • 5.
  • Anticommunism and McCarthyism, 1945-1960.
  • 6.
  • University, Family, and Race, 1945-1968.
  • 7.
  • The Call to Political Morality, 1964-1974
  • pt. I.
  • pt. III.
  • The Meaning of the American Past.
  • 8.
  • The Character and Myth of Historians at Midcentury, 1937-1997.
  • 9.
  • Liberals and the Historical Past, 1948-1997.
  • 10.
  • Legacies, 1971-1997
  • Intellectuals and Historians.
  • 1.
  • The Formation of a Public Intellectual, 1902-1932.
  • 2.
  • Philosophy Teaching by Experience, 1928-1936.
  • 3.
  • Columbia and New York in the Forties, 1938-1950
Control code
38527939
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780807824481
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98014589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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