The book's general thesis - that the american political tradition is by and large an ongoing defense of the property rights of the well-off - seems correct the book itself lags a i'm a huge fan of richard hofstadter's work, so it is not surprising that i thoroughly enjoyed the american political tradition described as a kind of. Hofstadter's lifelong engagement with the progressive historians immediately tells us something about the american political tradition—the witty, caustic, daring book that first brought hofstadter's writing to general attention that book took shape in a confrontation not only with liberalism in politics but with. Was richard hofstadter a consensus historian or do his sharpest such adamantine labels really aren't fair to hofstadter's achievements in the american political tradition the book is by no means perfect america great again a careless and clumsy figure like bryan was the very antithesis of lincoln. The american political tradition and the men who made it summary & study guide richard hofstadter this study guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the american political tradition and the. Hofstadter's thesis was that all shared fundamental assumptions about the goodness of private property and the value of “progress” the archaic assumptions of the american political tradition are all too evident today hofstadter believed he was studying something called “the american mind” when he. United states that the split in assembly would stop the rich from plundering the poor, and vice versa, with an impartial executive armed with the veto power thus, what radiates from such actions was the achievement of neutralization bibliography: hofstadter, richard the american political tradition read full essay. Nick's article, “popular history, post-war liberalism and the role of the public intellectual in richard hofstadter's the american political tradition (1948)”, was published in the historical journal in december 2016 in awarding the prize, the committee commented as follows: in this outstanding essay. Richard hofstadter (1916–1970) was a historian and the author of several books on united states political history and thought his best-known works include the american political tradition and the men who made it, the paranoid style in american politics, the age of reform, and anti-intellectualism in.
The american political tradition and the men who made it b y richard hofstadter vintage books a division of random house new york. I think so, for i don't imagine there are more than a handful of inside higher ed readers who can recall the title of richard hofstadter's longest book, and that book, the american political tradition, was a surprise success of huge proportions, garnering rave reviews as well as strong sales to the general. The american political tradition and the men who made it by richard hofstadter - chapter 9, theodore roosevelt: the conservative as progressive summary and analysis.
Share richard hofstadter quotations about lying, piety and politics a university's essential richard hofstadter (2016) “the paranoid style in american politics: an essay: from the paranoid style in american politics”, p19, vintage “the american political tradition and the men who made it” 12 copy quote report. The american political tradition revisited saul cornell is an assistant professor of history at ohio state university the other founders is his first book in the book's epilogue (p 303), cornell takes the legendary richard hofstadter to task for allegedly failing to appreciate the impact of anti-federalism on,. Trends in historiography may have left hofstadter far behind, but that may be all to the good in the case of the american political tradition the book's twelve chapters offer largely psychological insight into major political figures such as the founding fathers and the pro-slavery aristocrat john calhoun,. This thesis deploys works of literature, political theory and intellectual history to reach an understanding of both the american political tradition itself: a form of immanent liberal critique pre-occupied with the health of the polity and guided by a from the work of richard hofstadter in the 1940s 19 this ideal, described as.
Over the course of his too-brief life, hofstadter penned numerous thought- provoking works, including the american political tradition, anti-intellectualism in american life, the age of reform: from bryan to fdr and social darwinism in america the book of his i encountered first, during my undergraduate days, was the. Editorial reviews from the inside flap a revised edition of the clasic study of american politics from the founding fathers to fdr about the author born in 1916, richard hofstadter was one style in american politics: an essay: from the paranoid style in american the paranoid style in american politics: an essay: from the richard hofstadter.
The paperback of the the american political tradition and the men who made it by richard hofstadter at barnes & noble free shipping on $25 or more. Once resettled at columbia, hofstadter completed his next book, “the american political tradition,” serial portraits of political leaders from the constitutional era through the new deal, each a case study in “the ideology of american statesmanship” urged by his publisher, alfred knopf, to impose a unifying. 4 this essay will seek to trace hofstadter's ideological evolution from the neo- progressivism of early works such as the american political tradition to the ' latent conservatism' of the age of reform furthermore, it will clarify hofstadter's distinction between moderate and pseudo-conservatism implicit in the paranoid style. Shortly after the publication of the american political tradition, richard hofstadter received a castigatory letter from an enraged reader the successful completion of his doctoral thesis in 1942 and, later that year, a first academic post at the university of maryland went some way to ease his concerns.
Richard hofstadter's name is cited a lot in our political culture—a lot, at least, for an academic historian who died in 1970 even the historian's 1948 gem, the american political tradition, has long drawn scorn for embodying the now- discredited consensus history—the notion that broad agreement on.
That's the provocative claim made by historian richard hofstadter in his influential essay 'abraham lincoln and the self-made myth' the essay appears in hofstadter's 1948 book the american political tradition, and it is part of a larger argument hofstadter makes about how we view history according to hofstadter, placing. Begun in 1943, when hofstadter was just twenty-seven years old, and completed four years later, the american political tradition launched the young scholar on his career as the pre-eminent historian of his time he had already written one book, social darwinism in american thought it had been his graduate thesis,. Special term of leave during which this essay was written, and to the late richard reinitz, whose splendid innovation of teaching historiography in place of a survey as the introductory course in american history supplied me with an ideal setting for developing my ideas hofstadter, the american political tradition and the.