One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1999
"Clearly stated and persuasive. . . [A] stimulating discussion of the uses and impact of the concept of 'culture' in early-20th-century US thought. . ."--Choice
"One of the most important works in and about American studies in our time."--Peter W. Williams, Religious Studies Review
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"Well written, original in conception, insightful in its interpretations, and far-reaching in its readings and conclusions. Hegeman's attention to complex transitions within the history of ideas and their disciplines makes this an exemplary contribution to intellectual and social history."--Marc Manganaro, Rutgers University
"Extremely interesting . . . Hegemans assessments of specific texts, research and publishing ventures, and critical agendas of select scholars and intellectuals are striking and healthily eccentric."--James A. Boon, Princeton University
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