Apostle of Human Progress: Lester Frank Ward and American Political Thought, 1841-1913 (American Intellectual Culture)
By: Edward C. Rafferty (author)Paperback
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In Apostle of Human Progress, Edward C. Rafferty presents the first full scale intellectual portrait of Ward. Rafferty shows how Ward's thought laid the foundations for the modern administrative state, and brings out his contributions to twentieth century American liberalism. Classic and comprehensive, this work is ideal for everyone interested in the history of American ideas and thinkers.
Edward C. Rafferty is assistant professor of social science at Boston University.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction: A Life Apart From Circumstantial Things Chapter 3 Self-Made Men, 1841-1862 Chapter 4 An Equal Chance in the Race of Life, 1861-1870 Chapter 5 The Land of Birds and Flowers, 1870-1879 Chapter 6 Restless Skepticism, 1880-1883 Chapter 7 A True National Philosophy, 1883-1887 Chapter 8 The Great Social Problem, 1886-1893 Chapter 9 Spencer-Smashing at Washington, 1894-1900 Chapter 10 Gulliver Among the Lilliputians, 1900-1913 Chapter 11 Conclusion: Glimpses of the Cosmos
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