The search for a usable past, and other essays in historiography.


[1st ed.].. New York, Knopf, 1967.

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Subjects États-Unis -- Histoire -- 1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession) -- Historiographie.
États-Unis -- Histoire.
Historiography.
United States -- Historiography.
United States -- History.
United States.
Description xii, 363 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date 1967.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The search for a usable past -- Constitutional history and the higher law -- The economic interpretation of the Constitution reconsidered -- Joseph Story: a portrait -- Jefferson and the book-burners -- The blasphemy of Abner Kneeland -- The dilemma of Theodore parker -- Theodore Parker, intellectual gourmand -- The significance of The dial -- The second war of American independence -- The era of reform -- "Democracy in America" -- Civil War cartography -- How the lost cause was lost -- The hope of reform, 1890-1917 -- Lester Ward and the welfare state -- Jane Addams at Hull House -- John Fiske: an interpretation -- Should the historian sit in judgment? -- Anders Sørensen Vedel: the Hamlet of Lilliebjerget -- Struensee and the Enlightenment.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)421370
(OCoLC)ocm00421370
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WorldCat Identities Commager, Henry Steele, 1902-1998.
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