The growth of American thought / by Merle Curti.
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- Physical Description: xx, 939 pages. : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits. ; 22 cm
- Edition: 3d ed.
- Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Bibliography: pages 797-900.
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pt. 1. Adaptation of the European heritage: The Christian heritage -- Legacies to the New Nation --The Old World heritage modified -- Diffusion of the arts and sciences -- The rise of the Enlightenment -- pt. 2. The growth of Americanism: The revolutionary shift in emphasis -- The expanding Enlightenment -- The conservative reaction -- pt. 3. Patrician leadership: Patrician direction of thought -- Nationalism challenges cosmopolitanism -- The West challenges patrician leadership -- pt. 4. Democratic upheaval: New currents of equalitarianism -- The advance of science and technology -- The popularization of knowledge -- New goals for democracy -- The rising tide of patriotism and nationalism -- pt. 5. Triumph of nationalism: Cultural regionalism in the old South -- The Civil War and intellectual life -- The nature of the new nationalism -- Business and the life of the mind -- pt. 6. Individualism in a corporate age: The delimitation of supernaturalism -- Impact of evolutionary thought on society -- Scholarship and popularization of learning -- Formulas of protest and reform -- The conservative defense -- pt. 7. Diversion, criticism, and contraction: America recrosses the oceans -- Prosperity, disillusionment, criticism -- Crisis and new searches -- American assertions in a world of upheaval -- Dialogues in our time.
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