TITLE

Genesis of an Historian

AUTHOR(S)
Bliven, Bruce
PUB. DATE
April 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;4/30/56, Vol. 134 Issue 18, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the book "The Making of Charles A. Beard: An Interpretation," by Mary Ritter Beard. Charles A. Beard was a towering figure in American historical writing and thinking in the 1920's is a fact that is difficult to remember nowadays, when his stature seems so much diminished. For this there are several reasons, apart from the inevitable erosion of a quarter of a century. One of these is that Beard found himself strongly out of sympathy with the New Deal, and especially its foreign policy; as the tides of history pushed the U.S. closer to international co-operation against Fascism, he became more and more of an isolationist, though on an intellectual level far higher than was exhibited by most of those who shared his views.
ACCESSION #
14433460

 

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