Praise for the previous edition: "An exciting book, exemplifying studies in American culture at their best."--Hennig Cohen, Saturday Review
"The thesis of this impressive book is important, and Professor Marx has found a wealth of material to support it."--American Historical Review
"This is an important contribution to our understanding of some of the enigmas and conflicts at work in the American imagination, particularly in the nineteenth century."--Tony Tanner, Encounter
About the Author
is Professor Emeritus of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.