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Author Young, James P., 1934- author.

Title Henry Adams : The historian as political theorist / James P. Young
Published Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2001


Description 1 online resource (XIII, [1], 314 pages)
Series American Political Thought
American political thought.
Book collections on Project MUSE
Summary In this volume James P. Young seeks to revive interest in the thought of Henry Adams by extracting core ideas from his writings concerning both American political development and the course of world history and then showing their relevance to the contemporary longing for a democratic revival. In this revisionist study, Young denies that Adams was a reactionary critic of democracy and instead contends that he was an idealistic advocate of representative government. Young focuses on Adams's belief that capitalist industrial development during the Gilded Age had debased American ideals and then turns to a careful study of Adams's famous contrast of the unity of medieval society with the fragmentation of modern technological society. Though fully aware of Adams's concerns about technology, Young rejects the idea that Adams was bitterly opposed to twentieth century developments in that field. He shows that though a liberal democrat with inclinations toward reform, Adams is much too sophisticated to be captured by any simple label
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-250) and index
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SUBJECT Adams, Henry, 1838-1918 -- Political and social views
Adams, Henry, 1838-1918. fast (OCoLC)fst00049713
Adams, Henry (1838-1918) -- myśl polityczna i społeczna. jhpk
Subject Philosophy -- United States -- History
Political science & theory.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
Political and social views.
Politics and government.
Politieke ideeën.
SUBJECT United States -- History -- Philosophy.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy
Subject United States.
Stany Zjednoczone -- polityka i rządy -- filozofia.
Stany Zjednoczone -- historia -- filozofia.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author University Press of Kansas, publisher.
Project Muse. distributor.
LC no. 00012522
ISBN 9780700631353