History and Progress: In Search of the European and American Mind
Praeger, 1989 - 442 páginas
The idea of progress forms the core History and Progress. Mathiopoulos shows that faith in progress and the desire for a better world have been the major stimuli for historical change in the modern world. She describes how Europe gave birth to this idea and throughout history became largely disenchanted with it. In contrast, the United States inherited this concept and has utilized it for over 200 years to maintain its sense of identity and self-awareness. History and Progress explains not only how the idea of progress inspired the founding of America, but how the concept provides momentum for the historical development of the nation to the present. In short, the 'American Dream' preserved the progressive optimism projected by the Enlightenment in the United States, even when it had since disappeared from European historical thought.
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83 85 for such reform cleared the way for “ big government ” and at the same time , due to market mechanisms , actually strengthened the larger and more progressive organizations . American historiography of the early twentieth century ...
See LaWanda Cox , Lincoln and Black Reform : A Study in Presidential Leadership ( Columbia , S.C. , 1981 ) , passim . 69. J. O. Robertson , American Myth , 86 . 70. See also Richard Nelson Current , Speaking of Abraham Lincoln : The Man ...
See R. Hofstadter , The Age of Reform , 131 ff . John D. Buenker , Urban Liberalism and Progressive Reform , 163–239 . 95. See J. D. Buenker , Urban Liberalism . Lois W. Banner , Woman in Modern America : A Brief History ( New York ...
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