The American historian : a social-intellectual history of the writing of the American past / Harvey Wish.


New York : Oxford University Press, 1960.

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Subjects EĢtats-Unis -- Historiographie.
Geistesgeschichte.
Geschichtsschreibung.
Historians -- United States.
Historians.
Historiography.
Sozialgeschichte.
USA.
United States -- Historiography.
United States.
Description viii, 366 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1960.
Notes A survey of American historiography with an eye toward illustrating how various historians' viewpoints toward national crisis were influenced by their particular social conditioning.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-360).
Contents From Bradford to Mather: the Puritan mission in history -- The Enlightenment: Hutchinson and the Tory emphasis -- Jared Sparks and the dominance of the Federalist-Whig historians -- Richard Hildreth, utilitarian philosopher -- George Bancroft and German idealism -- Francis Parkman and the pageant of the wilderness -- From Fiske to Gipson: the rise of colonial institutional history -- John Bach McMaster and the rise of social history -- Henry Adams and the dream of a science of history -- Turner and the moving frontier -- Von Holst to Dunning: abolitionists and revisionists (1880-1910) -- Ulrich B. Phillips and the image of the Old South -- Charles A. Beard and the economic interpretation of history -- Parrington and the rise of intellectual history -- Allan Nevins and recent historiography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)178755
(OCoLC)ocm00178755
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