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"State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Frank Palmeri

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Frank Palmeri sees the conjectural histories of Rousseau, Hume, Herder, and other Enlightenment philosophers as a template for the development of the social sciences in the nineteenth and early ... More


Reflections on Chinese Historical Thinking

Ying-shih Yü

Josephine Chiu-Duke and Michael S. Duke (eds)

in Chinese History and Culture: Seventeenth Century Through Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178600
eISBN:
9780231542005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178600.003.0015
Subject:
History, Asian History

Of this series of reflections, one of the most important is that the first generation of Chinese historians who were exposed to Western influence only in a limited way produced historical scholarship ... More


Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Edward O'Donnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals ... More


“Poverty Enslaves Men We Boast are Political Sovereigns”: Progress and Poverty and Henry George’s Republicanism

Edward T. O’Donnell

in Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231120005
eISBN:
9780231539265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231120005.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the system of political economy that Henry George would develop in Progress and Poverty. It begins with an overview of the turmoil of the 1870s, which culminated in the bloody ... More


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