Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen - The Ideas That Made America: A Brief History

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Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

As Ratner-Rosenhagen shows in her compelling intellectual history, behind the military conflicts, culture wars, and social movements that have shaped the nation, lie ideas. Spanning disciplines including religion, philosophy, political theory, the arts, and more, Ratner-Rosenhagen, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of American Nietzsche, tells the story of the United States through its central ideas, from the conception of freedom and equality to the meaning of “America” itself; its major thinkers, dating from before the Founders and up to today’s activists; and intellectual movements including the Enlightenment, transcendentalism, social Darwinism, progressivism, and postmodernism.

 

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Non Fiction
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$18.95
ISBN: 9780190625368
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 4th, 2019