Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Measure of Detachment: Richard Hofstadter and the Progressive Historians
by McGeehan, William, M.A., Temple University, 2017, 150; 10684971
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis argues that Richard Hofstadter's innovations in historical method arose as a critical response to the Progressive historians, particularly to Charles Beard. It argues that Hofstadter's first two books were demonstrations of the inadequacy of Progressive methodology, while his third book (the Age of Reform) was a demonstration of the potential of his new way of doing history.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Neptune, Harvey, Isenberg, Andrew
School: Temple University
Department: History
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American history, History
Publication Number: 10684971
ISBN: 9780355952698
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