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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the social and intellectual history of the United States.


Six Superlative Sources

· de Tocqueville, Alexis, "Democracy in America," 2 vols. Schocken Books, 1961.

· Degler, Carl, "Out of Our Past." Harper and Row, 1970.

· Harrington, Michael, "The Next Left: The History of a Future." Henry Holt and Co., 1986.

· Hofstadter, Richard, "Anti-Intellectualism in American Life." Knopf, 1963.

· Hollinger, Richard (ed.), "The American Intellectual Tradition," vols 1 and 2, 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, 1997.

· Stearns, Peter N., "American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style." New York University Press, 1994.

Other Excellent Sources

· Adams, Henry, "The Education of Henry Adams." Houghton-Mifflin, Sentry Edition, 1961.

· Banner, Lois W., "Women in Modern America." Harcourt Brace, 1974.

· Binder, Frederick M. and David W. Reimers (eds.), "The Way We Lived," vol. 1, 1492-1877. Houghton-Mifflin, 2000.

· Bourne, Randolph S., "War and the Intellectuals: Collected Essays, 1915-1919." Harper, 1964.

· Bullock, Alan and Maurice Shock (eds.), "The Liberal Tradtion from Fox to Keynes." Oxford University Press, 1967.

· Degler, Carl, "In Search of Human Nature." Oxford University Press, 1991.

· Dos Passos, John, "U.S.A." Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, Sentry Edition, 1960.

· Dowd, Jacquelyn, et al., "Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World." W.W. Norton, 1987.

· Friedberger, Mark, "Farm Families and Change in 20th Century America." The University Press of Kentucky, 1988.

· Gorman, Paul, "Left Intellectuals and Popular Culture in the Nineteenth Century." The University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

· Handy, Robert T., "The Social Gospel in America, 1870-1920." Oxford University Press, 1966.

· Kohl, Lawrence Frederick, "The Politics of Individualism: Parties and the American Character in the Jacksonian Era." Oxford University Press, 1989.

· Rippa, S. Alexander, "Education in a Free Society: An American History." Longman, 1992.

· Strout, Cushing (ed.), "Intellectual History in America: From Darwin to Niebuhr." Harper and Row, 1968.

· Wish, Harvey, "Society and Thought in Modern America." Longman, 1950-52.

· Wish, Harvey (ed.), "Readings in Society and Thought in Modern America." D. McKay Co., 1966.

· Zerzan, John and Alice Carnes (eds.), "Questioning Technology: Tool, Toy, or Tyrant?" New Society Publishers, 1991.

· Zinn, Howard, "Postwar America, 1945-1971." Bobbs-Merrill, 1973.

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