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This is required reading for the student of American history.
It is Hofstadter's section on the Populists that has always generated the most controversy, both in the past and still today.
One of the things I love about this author is how he discusses these obscure writings from various historical figures.
History is complicated. That is one thing that one takes from this magnificent piece of American history. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stuart Shapiro
Hofstadter is always a great writer to read and has a great number of insights about what people do and why they do it. I highly recommend this work.Published 15 months ago by Robert Allen
This book deserves its status as a classic: written more than 55 years ago, it remains highly relevant to today, not just in his critique of the left-leaning from 1890s to the end... Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Robert J. Crawford
A class I'm taking requires me to read the first 150 pages of the book. I intended to do about a third of that, but ended up reading all 326 pages. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by free super saver shipping
It was just what I needed!! The shipping was expedient and arrived just in time before my next class session. Read morePublished on October 8, 2011 by College_Student
This is an old book, out of print, and not in my local library. I received it quickly and it was in the condition advertised. Thanks.Published on July 21, 2011 by John Eakins
This is an outstanding piece of historical scholarship that covers the entire period of reform during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Read morePublished on May 31, 2011 by J. Smallridge
Although there are many facets of this book worth mentioning, I feel that Hofstadter's analysis of the evolution of the Agrarian myth to be most interesting. Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by Rhoads R Cannon
This is a really seminal work. Hofstadter's writing is the first thing that struck me. It is fluid, crisp, and devoid of the florid verbosity that so often fills scholarly... Read morePublished on July 14, 2009 by Mike Pawlows