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Encyclopedia of American cultural & intellectual history

Author: Mary Kupiec Cayton; Peter W Williams
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
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A study of American thought and culture throughout history examines the individuals and documents that revealed significant ideas, issues, and movements.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
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Encyclopedia of American cultural & intellectual history.
New York : Scribner, ©2001
(OCoLC)653361514
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Kupiec Cayton; Peter W Williams
ISBN: 0684805618 9780684805610 0684805588 9780684805580 0684805596 9780684805597 068480560X 9780684805603
OCLC Number: 45829240
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Vol. 1: pt. 1. early America. Overview ; European and indigenous encounters ; Africa and America ; Colonial images of Europe and America ; Puritanism as a cultural and intellectual force ; Education in early America ; The material shape of early American life ; Anglo-American religious traditions ; Philosophy from Puritanism to the Enlightenment ; Popular belief and expression ; The fine arts in colonial America ; Mercantilism ; Law (colonial) ; Conflicting ideals of colonial womanhood ; Race as a cultural category --
pt. 2. Revolution, Constitution and the early republic to 1838.; Overview ; Liberalism and republicanism ; Federalists and antifederalists ; Jacksonian ideology ; Whig ideology ; The New England theology from Edwards to Bushnell ; The transformation of American religion, 1776-1838 ; The Black church : invisible and visible ; The classical vision ; Agrarianism and the agrarian ideal in early America ; The arts in the republican era ; The print revolution ; Rhetoric and belles lettres ; Prophetic Native American movements --
pt. 3. Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction: 1838-1877. Overview ; Slavery and race ; Slave culture and consciousness ; Thought and culture in the free Black community ; Expansion and empire ; Antislavery ; Reform institutions ; Evangelical thought ; Moral philosophy ; American romanticism ; Transcendentalism ; Communitarianism ; Women in the public sphere, 1838-1877 ; Domesticity and sentimentalism ; Secession, war, and union ; Popular intellectual movements, 1833-1877 ; Southern intellectual life ; Science and religion --
pt. 4. Commercial and national consolidation: 1878-1912.; Overview ; Urban cultural institutions ; Patterns of reform and revolt ; Gender, social class, race, and material life ; Gender and political activism ; Manhood ; Realism in art and literature ; The transformation of philosophy ; The rise of biblical criticism and challenges to religious authority ; The struggle over evolution ; Racialism and racial uplift --
pt. 5. World War I, the 1920s, and the Great Depression. Overview ; Industrialism and its critics ; Cultural modernism ; Anti-modern discontent between the wars ; The popular arts ; The Harlem Renaissance ; The behavioral and social sciences ; Pragmatism and its critics ; Radical alternatives ; The artist and the intellectual in the New Deal ; Religious liberalism, fundamentalism, and neo-orthodoxy ; The athlete as cultural icon. Vol. 2: pt. 6. World War II and the 1950s. Overview ; World war and Cold War ; The culture and critics of the suburb and the corporation ; Women and family in the suburban age ; The design of the familiar ; The professional ideal ; The ideal of spontaneity ; The culture of self-improvement ; Franco-American cultural encounters and exchanges ; The world according to Hollywood ; Analytic philosophy --
pt. 7. The 1960s and 1970s. Overview ; Race, rights, and reform ; Countercultural visions ; Popular culture in the public arena ; Intellectuals and ideology in government ; Second-wave feminism ; The discovery of the environment ; Vietnam as a cultural crisis --
pt. 8. The Reagan era to the present. Overview ; Resurgent conservatism ; Poststructuralism and postmodernism ; Postmodernism in the arts ; The struggle for the academy ; Multiculturalism in theory and practice ; New philosophical directions --
pt. 9. Cultural groups. African Americans ; American expatriate artists abroad ; Artistic, intellectual, and political refugees ; Asian Americans ; Evangelical Protestants ; Gays and lesbians ; German speakers ; Irish Americans ; Italian Americans ; Jews ; Latinas and Latinos in the United States ; Native Americans ; Roman Catholics ; Whites and the construction of whiteness ; Women ; Working class --
pt. 10. Geography and cultural centers. The city ; Pastoralism and the rural ideal ; Regionalism ; New England ; The frontier and the West ; The idea of the South ; Appalachia ; The Middle West ; The Southwest ; Borderlands ; New York City ; Chicago ; Philadelphia ; Antebellum Charleston ; The San Francisco Bay area ; Detroit ; Cincinnati ; New Orleans ; Southern California ; Utah and Mormonism --
pt. 11. Nature, human nature, and the supernatural. ; The natural world ; God, nature, and human nature ; Humanitarianism ; Intelligence and human difference ; Psychology, the mind, and personality ; Anthropology and cultural relativism --
pt. 12. The political order. Nationalism ; Democracy ; Liberalism ; Conservatism ; Constitutional thought ; International relations and connections ; Social reform ; Socialism and radical thought ; Populism ; Anti-statism. Vol. 3: pt. 13. The economic order. Success ; Technology ; Political economy ; Consumerism ; Welfare ; Twentieth-century economic thought --
pt. 14. The social order and social identity. Individualism and the self ; Family ; Sexuality ; Gentility and manners ; Ethnicity : early theories ; Ethnicity and race ; Race ; Class --
pt. 15. The pursuit and the exchange of knowledge. The scientific ideal ; The humanities ; The social sciences ; The visual arts ; Education ; Law and the American mind ; Medicine ; Disciplines and their institutionalization ; The role of the intellectual ; Authorship, intellectual property, and copyright ; Elite vs. popular culture ; Culture for mass audiences ; The American university ; Foundations and philanthropy ; Learned societies and professional associations ; Government ; Organized religion ; Literary reviews and "little magazines" ; Textbooks ; Technological enclaves ; Salons, coffeehouses, conventicles, and taverns ; Lyceums, chautauquas, and institutes for useful knowledge ; Almanacs and ephemeral literature ; Libraries ; Museums ; The Internet and electronic communication ; Journals of opinion --
pt. 16. The arts and cultural expression. Books ; Journalism ; Periodicals ; Architecture ; Film ; Photography ; Painting ; Sculpture ; Television ; Radio ; Advertising ; Rhetoric ; Public murals ; Monuments and memorials ; Memory ; Drama ; Fiction ; Poetry ; Music ; Dance ; Fashion --
pt. 17. Methods and concepts. The history of ideas ; Biography ; Myth and symbol ; Hermeneutics and American historiography ; Marxist approaches ; Gender ; Cultural studies ; Social construction of reality ; History and the study of the past ; Weberian approaches.
Other Titles: Encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history
Responsibility: Mary Kupiec Cayton, Peter W. Williams, editors.

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