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Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography

David S. Brown

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226076409
eISBN:
9780226076379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076379.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Richard Hofstadter (1916–70) was America's most distinguished historian of the twentieth century. The author of several groundbreaking books, including The American Political Tradition, he was a ... More


Antidisciplinarity

Jerry A. Jacobs

in In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Chapter 7 considers the question of whether successful interdisciplinary lines of inquiry will congeal into new research fields or disciplinary subspecialties. The analysis suggests that the enduring ... More


How Scopes Was Framed

Adam R. Shapiro

in Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226029450
eISBN:
9780226029597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226029597.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how a simple small-town misdemeanor trial of the Dayton substitute teacher, John Scopes, turned into a one of the greatest legal clashes between science and religion since the ... More


Finding Critical History

Joan Wallach Scott

in Becoming Historians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036564
eISBN:
9780226036595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0002
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents historian Joan Wallach Scott's memoirs, which trace how she became interested in critical history. Scott was not very much interested as a young student, but it was inevitable ... More


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