Biography hofstadter was born in buffalo, new york, in 1916 to a jewish father and a german american lutheran mother, who died when he was ten he attended the public high school and the state university at buffalo in 1933, majoring in philosophy and minoring in history. Abstract this paper addresses the continued association of richard hofstadter with consensus history more specifically, it challenges the view that the origins of this conservative trend in american history can be located within the american political tradition. Professor foner teaches at columbia, as did one of the formative influences in his life—professor richard hofstadter a professor at columbia, hofstadter, who died in 1970, is the author of the american political tradition and the men who made it. Kindle books kindle unlimited new prime reading bestsellers kindle daily deal kindle monthly deals free kindle reading apps buy a kindle content and devices kindle support. Notes on the american political tradition and the men who made it, by richard hofstadter i have to read and take notes on this book over the summer for my ap american history class, but it is so hard to read and i don't understand anything he is saying and i have a headache when i read it.
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. Hofstadter published the american political tradition in 1948, at the age of 32, and it immediately created controversy and caused people to rethink history today, it is recognized as one of the. Editor's note this the first in a four-part series covering the political and educational philosophy of richard hofstadter the series is also a disputation with jim livingston. Review of lawrence goodwyn's the populist moment and michael kazin's the populist persuasion populism is a political concept directly applicable to the period of 1880-1900 and is the subject also of much debate in the discussion of the twentieth-century american political tradition.
A chapter, andrew jackson and the rise of liberal capitalism, in richard hofstadter's the american political tradition examines this time period and jackson's lasting effect on the union andrew jackson was a true force for change. 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. 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. Richard hofstadter was an american public intellectual, historian and dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university in the course of his career, hofstadter became the iconic historian of postwar liberal consensus whom twenty-first century scholars continue consulting, because his intellectually engaging books and essays continue to illuminate contemporary history.
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. Unencumbered by deep roots in the native soil of his immigrant father's adopted country, brown writes, hofstadter enlisted the past to reveal the failings of a time-worn political tradition and by inference highlight the promise of what he believed was a more humane, cosmopolitan, and pluralistic liberalism (p xiv. The american political tradition published in 1948 was written by a well-known historian at colombia university richard hofstadter was born on august 6, 1916, in buffalo, new york richard hofstadter was born on august 6, 1916, in buffalo, new york. Books by richard hofstadter, anti-intellectualism in american life, the american political tradition and the men who made it, the age of reform, social darwinism in american thought, great issues in american history, united states the history of a republic, the united states, the development of academic freedom in the united states. Facts of american industrialism: trained in the classics and mathematics at princeton, [wilson] escaped the more dissolving influence of natural science and the socializing provocations of political economy .
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 (6 august 1916 — 24 october 1970) was an american public intellectual of the 1950s, an historian and dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university. So currently, this time is for you to go with the download link and acquisition the american political tradition, by richard hofstadter, christopher lasch as your very own soft data book you could read this publication the american political tradition, by richard hofstadter, christopher lasch in soft file only and save it as your own. Liberal paradigm in american political thought mirrored the work of po- litical theorists studying the early modern period such as leo strauss and c b macpherson, who proclaimed that early modernity marked the tri.
Twice pulitzer-prize winner richard hofstadter was professor of american history at columbia university and a radical independent thinker on the liberal-left, whose incisive analyses of the american political landscape were expounded in several essays. Stadter presents his study the american political tradition and the men who made it as a reinterpretation of our political traditions, and as a guide for the future (p. Matthew yglesias is an american political blogger his blog at thinkprogressorg is one of the most prominent voices online in the american left he has written for american prospect, the atlantic and new york times magazine. Richard hofstadter's the american political tradition, like all his other writings, was greatly influenced by the ideology of the time period in which he wrote the book was written at a time when progressive ideas were the most prevalent school of thought.