The Liberal Tradition in America
by Louis Harz

An interpretation of American political and intellectual history in light of the generally overlooked fact that America, unlike Europe, did not undergo a feudalistic era. It is good to use this concept to explain the futility of the would-be defenders of Southern slavocracy, but Harz tries to reinterpret everything with this one tool and fails to make sense for many pages. His writing is long on name dropping and short on clarity.

Year Read: 1976

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