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The Liberal Mind in a Conservative Age
American Intellectuals in the 1940s and 1950s
Richard H. Pells




Wesleyan
1989 • 488 pp. 6 x 9"
American History / Political Science & Government

$29.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6225-8



“The New York intellectuals are fortunate this time out in being in the hands of a chronicler who grinds no axes o their reputations and does them the courtesy of close if sometimes critical readings.” Walter Goodman, The New York Times

An excellent study of American intellectuals in the 40’s and 50’s.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“An excellent study of American intellectuals in the 1940’s and 1950’s.”David M. Oshinsky, The New York Time Book Review

“Without question this is a significant work of scholarship by a serious and able historian. It will certainly long stand as an interpretive work to be reckoned with as our understanding of the early post-war period continues to evolve”—Paul Boyer, Reviews in American History

“[This book] contains perceptive discussions of major thinkers and intellectual movements.” Christopher Lasch, Journal of American History

Awards/Recognition:

Books for College Libraries (1988) Commendation


RICHARD H. PELLS is a graduate of Rutgers University (B.A., 1963) and Harvard (Ph.D., 1969). Now professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, he has taught at Harvard, received a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities fellowship, and has been a visiting professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Fulbright-Hays Senior Lecturer at the universities of Amsterdam and Copenhagen. He is also the author of Radical Visions and American Dreams: Culture and Social Thought in the Depression Years (Wesleyan, 1984). He lives in Austin.



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