Richard Hofstadter


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(1916–70), received his Ph.D. from Columbia (1942) and was a member of its history department beginning in 1946. His influential books include Social Darwinism in American Thought (1944), The American Political Tradition (1948), The Development and Scope of Higher Education in the U.S. (1952), The Age of Reform: From Bryan to F.D.R. (1955, Pulitzer Prize), The Development of Academic Freedom in the U.S. (1955), and Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963, Pulitzer Prize).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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