Author: David A. Hollinger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Revised and expanded, the second edition of this uniquely comprehensive two-volume anthology of many of the most significant documents in American intellectual history offers new selections from a diversity of authors; an extensive chronology connecting several hundred important books and essays with events in American and European intellectual, cultural, and political history; and updated bibliographies and headnotes. The anthology makes readily available substantial selections from the writings of prominent American thinkers, ranged chronologically from the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 to the present. Designed for easy use by a wide range of readers, it is an invaluable reader for anyone interested in intellectual history, American history, American studies, or American literature. Volume I (to 1865) now offers new selections by Sarah M. Grimke, Horace Bushnell, and Louisa S. McCord, and Volume II (1865-present) now offers new selections by Charles Hodge, Henry Adams, George Santayana, W.E.B. Du Bois, Randolph Bourne, H.L. Mencken, John Crowe Ransom, Meridel Le Sueur, Reinhold Niebuhr, Ralph Ellison, Whittaker Chambers, Betty Friedan, Adrienne Rich, Evelyn Fox Keller, Richard Rorty, and Michael Walzer.