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Introduction

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book offers a synthetic overview of the major events, ideas, and individuals that combined to generate the various types of “realistic” expression and determine their fate in the marketplace of ... More


A Mania for Facts

David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Long before the outbreak of the Civil War, a brawny new phase of scientific development laid siege to the citadels of philosophical idealism and theological orthodoxy. The ... More


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