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The Resource Social Darwinism in American thought, Richard Hofstadter

Social Darwinism in American thought, Richard Hofstadter

Label
Social Darwinism in American thought
Title
Social Darwinism in American thought
Statement of responsibility
Richard Hofstadter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action. Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as well as the benefits of laissez-faire modern industrial society. Others such as William James and John Dewey argued that human planning was needed to direct social development and improve upon the natural order. Hofstadter's classic study of the ramifications of Darwinism is a major analysis of the social philosophies that animated intellectual movements of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1916-1970
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hofstadter, Richard
Dewey number
301
Index
index present
LC call number
HM22.U5
LC item number
H6 1959
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social evolution
  • Sociology
Label
Social Darwinism in American thought, Richard Hofstadter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- Coming of Darwinism -- Vogue of Spencer -- William Graham Sumner: social Darwinist -- Lester Ward: critic -- Evolution, ethics, and society -- Dissenters -- Current of pragmatism -- Trends in social theory, 1890-1915 -- Racism and imperialism -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm00252614
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
248 pages
Lccn
59009543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 4523
Label
Social Darwinism in American thought, Richard Hofstadter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Author's note -- Introduction -- Coming of Darwinism -- Vogue of Spencer -- William Graham Sumner: social Darwinist -- Lester Ward: critic -- Evolution, ethics, and society -- Dissenters -- Current of pragmatism -- Trends in social theory, 1890-1915 -- Racism and imperialism -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm00252614
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
248 pages
Lccn
59009543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 4523

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