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Published: 09 December 2021

160 Pages | 10 Black and White Illustrations


ISBN: 9780190622435

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American Intellectual History: A Very Short Introduction

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Very Short Introductions

  • Examines the history of American thought from the pre-contact period to the present day
  • Written by one of the most distinguished intellectual historians of her generation
  • Contains insights into key moments of American intellectual transformation, from the Enlightenment, transcendentalism, and Social Darwinism to progressivism, conservatism, and postmodernism
  • Explores American history by way of ideas, thinkers, and intellectual movements