The Resource American progressive history : an experiment in modernization, Ernst A. Breisach

American progressive history : an experiment in modernization, Ernst A. Breisach

Label
American progressive history : an experiment in modernization
Title
American progressive history
Title remainder
an experiment in modernization
Statement of responsibility
Ernst A. Breisach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing his account on the work of the movement's most important representatives--including Charles Beard, James Harvey Robinson, and Carl Becker--Ernst Breisach demonstrates that Progressive history is distinguished by its unique combination of beliefs in the objective reality of historical facts and its faith in the inevitability of the progress of the human race. And though he discusses at length Frederick Jackson Turner's contributions to the creation of a modern American historiography, Breisach sets him apart from the scholars who shaped Progressive history. While Progressive history is usually treated in isolation from simultanieous movements in European historiography, Breisach shows how it was formulated in the face of the same cultural pressures confronting European historians. Indeed, it becomes clear that until the 1930s the Progressive historians' confidence in the validity of historical investigation and the progress of civilization shielded American historians from the skepticism and cultural pessimism which characterized many of their European contempories. Breisach's exceptionally broad and subtle analysis reveals American Progressive history to be an important and innovative experiment in the international quest for a New History, as well as a coherent school of thought in its own right
Cataloging source
DLC
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Breisach, Ernst
Index
index present
LC call number
E175
LC item number
.B74 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
  • Historiography
  • Historians
  • Historians
  • Historiography
  • Geschiedschrijving
  • Progressivisme
  • Geschichtswissenschaft
Label
American progressive history : an experiment in modernization, Ernst A. Breisach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: The path to progressive history 1890-1904 -- The American sense of history and the uncertainties of modernity -- A temporary reassurance: scientific history -- The young Turner's quest for a new history -- The prelude to progressive history -- 2: The making of progressive history 1904-1917 -- Putting a progressive accent on encompassing history -- The redefinition of history's truth and usefulness -- The fragile alliance between progressive history and the social sciences -- Sorting out history's grand forces -- Beard's economic interpretation of history -- A sense of triumph -- 3: A decade of fruition and stagnation 1920-1929 -- A defiant reaffirmation -- The Quasi alliance with the social sciences -- The battle for progress -- The twilight of certainty -- 4: The relativist experiment and its reassessment 1929-1948 -- Collapse in a triumphant mode -- Becker's struggle for usefulness -- Beard and post-1935 reality -- Heritage and assessment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780226072760
Lccn
92031012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26590685
  • (OCoLC)ocm26590685
Label
American progressive history : an experiment in modernization, Ernst A. Breisach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: The path to progressive history 1890-1904 -- The American sense of history and the uncertainties of modernity -- A temporary reassurance: scientific history -- The young Turner's quest for a new history -- The prelude to progressive history -- 2: The making of progressive history 1904-1917 -- Putting a progressive accent on encompassing history -- The redefinition of history's truth and usefulness -- The fragile alliance between progressive history and the social sciences -- Sorting out history's grand forces -- Beard's economic interpretation of history -- A sense of triumph -- 3: A decade of fruition and stagnation 1920-1929 -- A defiant reaffirmation -- The Quasi alliance with the social sciences -- The battle for progress -- The twilight of certainty -- 4: The relativist experiment and its reassessment 1929-1948 -- Collapse in a triumphant mode -- Becker's struggle for usefulness -- Beard and post-1935 reality -- Heritage and assessment
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780226072760
Lccn
92031012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26590685
  • (OCoLC)ocm26590685

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