Wrote several books on cultural and intellectual history
Wrote several books on cultural and intellectual historyIt was a fun time, and I learned enough and met enough people to consider the conference a success and worth the 12 hour flight from London! Yet one thing struck me the entire weekend, and was reinforced by Mark Peterson who gave words to my thoughts during his session response: why is there a paucity of work on early America within the recent surge of interest in US intellectual history? Or, to ask a different, but still related, question, why do so few historians of early America do work on intellectual history, or self-identify as intellectual historians? It is tragically ironic that the only presenter scheduled to speak on a pre paper this year had to pull out at the last minute, thus making it a literal fact that each paper could take the American nation-state as fact. The Federalists who so captured the republican thesis historians of the s and s are not engaged, and neither are the Anti-Federalists who captured the cultural historians in the s and s.
Millions of High School Graduates Can Barely Read or Write: American Culture (2000)
Here are twelve books I recommend to persons who wish to better understand the rise and development of Western thought. I will describe each book and then rank its level of difficulty on a scale of , with 5 being the most difficult. Level 1 is the category for a book you could give to any friend or family member. Level 5 is the category for a book that might be required in a PhD seminar. The first set of books have a narrative structure. They trace the rise and development of Western thought. The second set of books possess a topical structure, analyzing and evaluating Western thought book-by-book rather than era-by-era.
Books rolled out horizontally; the text occupied one side, and was divided into columns. Who wrote several books that caught the spirit of the Gilded Age. Intellectual historiography. Cultural history brings to life a past time and place. Busying ourselves with the treatises written by the ancients, we take their choice thoughts, buried by age and human neglect, and we raise them, as it were from death to renewed life. He wrote several books with his wife, a historian of both the feministic and the labour movements.
A Group Blog on Early American History
Intellectual history refers to the history of ideas and thinkers. This history cannot be considered without the knowledge of the humans who created, discussed, wrote about, and in other ways were concerned with ideas. Intellectual history as practiced by historians is parallel to the history of philosophy as done by philosophers, and is more akin to the history of ideas. Its central premise is that ideas do not develop in isolation from the people who developed and use them, and that one must study ideas not only as abstract propositions but also in terms of the culture, lives, and historical contexts. Intellectual history aims to understand ideas from the past by putting them in context.