The Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War, Books One Through Three #2020

The Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War, Books One Through Three Perry Miller The Life of the Mind in America From the Revolution to the Civil War Books One Through Three Perry Miller like all great historians in Reinhold Niebuhr s words was both scientist and artist That combination is nowhere better seen in his work than in this posthumous work For years Miller ha

  • Title: The Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War, Books One Through Three
  • Author: Perry Miller
  • ISBN: 9780156519908
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War, Books One Through Three Perry Miller Perry Miller, like all great historians, in Reinhold Niebuhr s words, was both scientist and artist That combination is nowhere better seen in his work than in this posthumous work For years Miller had been engaged in a vast enterprise that would continue the history of American mind begun with his definitive two volume account of the intellectual life of New England Perry Miller, like all great historians, in Reinhold Niebuhr s words, was both scientist and artist That combination is nowhere better seen in his work than in this posthumous work For years Miller had been engaged in a vast enterprise that would continue the history of American mind begun with his definitive two volume account of the intellectual life of New England.From manuscript in progress at his death, virtually two thirds of the planned first volume of The Life of the Mind in America was found in finished form It includes Book One, The Evangelical Basis , Book Two, The Legal Mentality , and Book Three, Science Theoretical and Applied.Winner of the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in History, The Life of the Mind in America From the Revolution to the Civil War is a permanent contribution to American letters Perry Miller was the great intellectual historian of our generation, and this magnificent torso of a book is his legacy and monument Arthur M Schlesinger, Jr.
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    1. ironically, I would not use the word SUBLIME to describe this book It s not paradigm redefining but paradigm creating I suspect most folks, like your humble reader, did not give much thought to the culture of the early 18th century beyond slavery and Jackson and your middle school topicsis is some well written, well researched work that gives some serious insight one can t help but wonder what ideas would jave coalesced in Miller s head had he as actually drafted the nine planned books We re muc [...]

    2. To truly appreciate this book, you already need to have a fundamental understanding of the early American churches and politicians For those of us without this knowledge, the book provides a tantalizing glimpse into Miller s amazing ability to assimilate diverse material Amazingly, the book either explains the foundations for current debate or demonstrates that they are certainly not new.

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