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A companion to American thought /
edited by Richard Wightman Fox and James T. Kloppenberg.
imprint
Oxford ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
description
xv, 804 p.
ISBN
1557862680 :
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Book
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imprint
Oxford ; Cambridge, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
isbn
1557862680 :
catalogue key
1443171
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1995-11-01:
Edited by two leading intellectual history scholars, this work makes an original contribution to studies in American religion, history, literature, philosophy, politics, social work, and related areas from the Colonial period through modern times. Over 300 scholars contribute 363 subject essays and 316 short entries on leading figures in American thought, all linked through cross references and a detailed subject index. Topics including abortion, democracy, education, republicanism, tradition, women's rights, and youth feature individuals from Benjamin Franklin to Susan Sontag. All entries include brief bibliographies that illustrate the use of recent scholarship. A useful introductory essay by the editors place the dictionary in line with scholars attempting to cultivate a body of common knowledge while providing a forum for debating new ideas. The work also presents some of the last essays by scholar and social critic Christopher Lasch, who died in 1994. Scholars, students, and lay readers will find this work valuable as a reference, introduction for research, or browsing tool. One of the most important reference works issued this year; recommended for all libraries.‘Stephen L. Hupp, Capital Univ. Lib., Columbus, Ohio (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 1996-03:
Massive, up-to-date, and encyclopedic, this book is essential for academic libraries, most public libraries, and every serious student of American life who can afford it. Entries, which range from 100 to 2,500 words, were written by some 230 scholars representing diverse points of view, and include both hundreds of biographical sketches of significant American thinkers and essays on more than 200 concepts, groups, and social, intellectual, and religious movements. Many women and ethnic figures receive attention. Literary figures, trends, and schools important to American intellectual history are discussed. The writing is concise, unpretentious, consistently lively, and interesting. Interpretations and analyses often are controversial and challenging. The editors insisted that the essays be linked to contemporary movements, issues, and debates whenever possible. Some topical entries are not given distinct entries in the index, which otherwise is very comprehensive. Future editions should contain a separate list of the topical entries. All levels. L. Kincaid; Boise State University
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors
Introduction
How to use this Book
Dictionary Entries A-Z
Index
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