The age of reform is a 1955 pulitzer prize -winning book by richard hofstadter it is an american history, which traces events from the populist movement of the 1890s through the progressive era to the new deal of the 1930s. Richard hofstadter was born in buffalo, new york, in 1916, to a jewish father, emil a hofstadter, and a german american lutheran mother, katherine (née hill), who died when richard was ten he attended the fosdick-masten park high school in buffalo, graduating in the same class as entertainer bob smith. The age of reform by richard hofstadter won the pulitzer prize for history in 1956 the book was acclaimed because the author examined the political growth in america from the years 1890 to 1940, explaining the reform movement through several key figures, primarily william jennings bryan and franklin delano roosevelt. New view of american reform by daniel j boorstin the age of reform: from bryan to fdr by richard hofstadter alfred a knopf 328 pp. The age of reform – richard hofstadter project description what is hofstadters thesis in the book write a paragraph on this to beatrice l c catalog card number: 54-7206.
Populism resulted in some progressive reforms, but it should be noted that the movement featured both a soft and dark side it was soft in that it rested on nostalgic and unrealistic myths from the age of reform (1955) by richard hofstadter thesis 3 thesis 3 populists. Born in 1916, richard hofstadter was one of the leading american historians and public intellectuals of the 20th century his works include the age of reform, anti-intellectualism in american life, social darwinism in american thought, 1860-1915, the american political tradition, and othershe was the dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university. Richard hofstadter's the age of reform remains fresh and readable today, even though it was written in 1955 as always, hofstadter is an insightful commentator, offering an interesting synthesis of a portion of the american past--in this case, the period roughly from 1890 to 1940.
- richard hofstadter's the age of reform in 1955, richard hofstadter wrote his pulitzer prize winning book the age of reform, about the gilded age hofstadter’s arguments about the populist and progressive movements and their origins started debate and renewed scholarship on the populist and progressive movements. The age of reform - kindle edition by richard hofstadter download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the age of reform. In continuation of what appears to be a series, i’d like to talk about richard hofstadter hofstadter, of course, was the american political historian who taught at columbia with other academic luminaries such as lionel trilling and jacques barzun. For example: in the age of reform(1955) hofstadter took a dim view of the populists—the struggling western and southern farmers of the gilded age who chafed under the political power of eastern. Richard hofstadter (august 6, 1916 – october 24, 1970) was an american historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century hofstadter was the dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university.
Deal reforms6 columbia university historian richard hofstadter  has been credited with writing on the seminal narratives on the american progressive era hofstadter provides a thorough examination of the progressive era in the age of reform. Richard hofstadter reconsidered daniel geary reviews in american history, volume 35, number 3, september 2007, pp in the age of reform even at the time, many historians recognized that but when hofstadter crafted his thesis, he was writing from a. 48 history in the making vol 2 no 1 the conservatism of richard hofstadter 49 a distinct but related debate has been fought over whether hofstadter belonged to the consensus history of the late 1940s and 1950s16 the american political tradition was the closest of hofstadter’s works to advance the consensus interpretation of american history, which schlesinger proclaimed. Richard hofstadter was born in buffalo, new york, in 1916, to a jewish father, emil a hofstadter and a german american lutheran mother, katherine (née hill), who died when richard was ten  he attended the fosdick-masten park high school in buffalo.
The age of reform from br r an to f d r by richard hofstadter vintage books a division of random house new york ~ 74 the ace of reform it was not enough to say that a conspiracy of the money power against the common people was going on. Richard hofstadter's the age of reform: from bryan to fdr is the most influential book ever published on the history of twentieth-century america for more than a decade after its appearance in 1955, its interpretations shaped virtually every discussion of modern american reform for longer than that. Richard hofstadter the age of reform from bryan to fdr (new york: vintage books, 1955) in the last semester of my senior year, i took a course in american history for the first time since high school because my comrades gently insisted on it—they figured it would lighten me up a little, make.
Richard hofstadter (6 august 1916 – 24 october 1970) was an american historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century hofstadter was the dewitt clinton professor of american history at columbia university. Richard hofstadter (1916-1970) was a prolific writer and commentator on the gilded age and progressive eras, a founding member of the consensus school of american history, and a scathing critic of the conservatism of his day.
Richard hofstadter's the age of reform in 1955, richard hofstadter wrote his pulitzer prize winning book the age of reform, about the gilded age hofstadter’s arguments about the populist and progressive movements and their origins started debate and renewed scholarship on the populist and progressive movements. This chapter discusses richard hofstadter's book the age of reform the age of reform 's focus on the illiberal side of the populist/progressive tradition inaugurated a sea of change in american historical writing. The age of reform from bryan to fdr by richard hofstadter get weekly book recommendations: email address more by richard hofstadter nonfiction america at 1750 by richard hofstadter nonfiction essays & anthologies. Richard hofstadter ( 6august 1916 in buffalo, new york † 24 oktober 1970) war ein amerikanischer historiker und dewitt clinton professor of american history an der columbia universityer gehörte zu den führenden intellektuellen der amerikanischen nachkriegsära zu seinen werken gehören the age of reform (1955) und anti-intellectualism in american life (1963), welche beide den.