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The Resource Man's better angels : romantic reformers and the coming of the Civil War, Philip F. Gura

Man's better angels : romantic reformers and the coming of the Civil War, Philip F. Gura

Label
Man's better angels : romantic reformers and the coming of the Civil War
Title
Man's better angels
Title remainder
romantic reformers and the coming of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Philip F. Gura
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Man's Better Angels explores the ideas that influenced antebellum reform efforts in the United States, especially after the social, political, and economic shocks the country suffered after the Panic of 1837. The Panic also galvanized reformers, encouraging some to act and others to act even more aggressively. Overwhelmingly, these reformers were animated by an ethic of individualism and self-reliance through which they believed social harmony was possible. The beliefs and assumptions that informed these reformers' solutions to America's most intractable problems presumed a causal chain that began with the reformation of individuals, and through them communities, and through them the nation and world. They repeatedly ran into hard political and economic realities that were at the core of the country's malaise but unfortunately chose to turn their effort in other directions. Gura uses seven individuals--George Ripley, Horace Greeley, William B. Greene, Orson Squire Fowler, Mary Gove Nichols, Henry David Thoreau, and John Brown--to explore the finally futile efforts of antebellum reformers to apply their solutions to America's problems, which ranged from growing inequality to the most intractable problem of all, slavery.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Gura, Philip F.
Dewey number
303.48/4092
Index
index present
LC call number
HN57
LC item number
.G827 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social reformers
  • Social problems
  • United States
  • Social problems
  • Social reformers
  • United States
Label
Man's better angels : romantic reformers and the coming of the Civil War, Philip F. Gura
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Ripley, Transcendentalist dreamer -- Horace Greeley and the French connection -- William B. Greene and the allure of mutualism -- Orson Squire Fowler: reading the national character, for a price -- Mary Gove Nichols: individual health and sovereignty -- Thoreau's nullification -- John Brown and the bankruptcy of conscience
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780674659544
Lccn
2016037370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn956775524
  • (OCoLC)956775524
Label
Man's better angels : romantic reformers and the coming of the Civil War, Philip F. Gura
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
George Ripley, Transcendentalist dreamer -- Horace Greeley and the French connection -- William B. Greene and the allure of mutualism -- Orson Squire Fowler: reading the national character, for a price -- Mary Gove Nichols: individual health and sovereignty -- Thoreau's nullification -- John Brown and the bankruptcy of conscience
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
315 pages
Isbn
9780674659544
Lccn
2016037370
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn956775524
  • (OCoLC)956775524

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