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Social darwinism in American thought

Richard Hofstadter

Social darwinism in American thought

1860-1915

by Richard Hofstadter

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Published by University of Pennsylvania Press in Philadephia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evolution.,
  • Sociology -- History -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 177-186.

    Statementby Richard Hofstader.
    ContributionsAmerican Historical Association. Albert J. Beveridge Memorial Fund.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM22.U5 H6, HM22.U5 H6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination191 p.
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14349469M
    LC Control Number44008078

      Social Darwinism in American thought by Hofstadter, Richard, Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Decem SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Terms Pages: The earliest use apparently was during Darwin’s own lifetime, by a historian discussing land tenure in Ireland. However, it was not a popular or general term, coming into widespread use only in the s, with the publication of the American historian Richard Hofstadter’s book Social Darwinism in .

    Nazism, Fascism and Social Darwinism; Postscript: Social Darwinism old and new: the case of sociobiology; Bibliography. Editorial Reviews "Hawkins provides a keen analysis of Social Darwinism in an important and thought-provoking work that will surely become the standard work on the subject for some time to : $ The term "Social Darwinism" itself was only coined in , when the American historian Richard Hofstadter published a book entitled Social Darwinism in American Thought. Historically, proponents of Social Darwinism have used the theory to justify social inequality as being meritocratic.

    The much-honored late historian Hofstadter inaugurated the study of social Darwinism in his Ph.D. thesis, reprinted here with an introduction by noted contemporary historian Foner. (Sept.). Social Darwinism in American Thought, By Richard Hofstad-ter, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, Pp. viii, This book is a worthy addition to the monographs in the field of social history and contributes new food for thought for those who have read with.


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Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action.

Theorists such as Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner adopted the idea of the struggle for existence as justification for the evils as well as the benefits Cited by: Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action.

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Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action.

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Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This original and wide- /5. Social Darwinism in American Thought Richard Hofstadter. I was blown away by this book when I first read it, back in the s.

And I give it three stars because it did introduce me to many of the ideas and thinkers Hofstadter highlights. But I can't give it more than that. Hofstadter overstates the significance of social Darwinism. Social Darwinism is a loose set of ideologies that emerged in the late s in which Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was used to justify certain political, social, or.

Get this from a library. Social Darwinism in American thought. [Richard Hofstadter] -- Are society's disadvantaged doomed to get "selected out" of the economic pool. Is America's social landscape a battleground for the "survival of the fittest" where only the strong endure.

Once again. Nor does it move towards any greater theorizing about the reasons evolutionary thinking transformed so quickly into social darwinism in the chapter I liked most is the exploration of the way evolution As a basic documentation of the way evolutionary thought is absorbed and adapted into American thought, it's a nice treatment/5(12).

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Sumner’s adaptation of evolution to conservative thought deserves special attention, not only because of his historical importance as a popular teacher and writer, but also because he provided his age with a synthesis of three great products of western capitalist culture: the.

Inhe published his dissertation Social Darwinism in American Thought, – It was a commercially successful (, copies) critique of late nineteenth-century American capitalism and its ruthless "dog-eat-dog" economic competition and Social Darwinian mater: University at Buffalo, Columbia University.

Get this from a library. Social Darwinism in American thought. [Richard Hofstadter] -- Synopsis: Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary. Social Darwinism in American Thought portrays the overall influence of Darwin on American social theory and the notable battle waged among thinkers over the implications of evolutionary theory for social thought and political action.

A book that is in many ways a model of its kind Mr. Hofstadter is compact, lucid, informed, vigorous If you really want to know why and how some of the contradictions in American social thought came into being, Social Darwinism is as excellent a study as you can hope to : Beacon Press.

It clarifies the nature of Social Darwinism and its relationship to the ideas of Darwin, Lamarck and Herbert Spencer. After examining the development of Social Darwinist theories by a number of European and American thinkers, Mike Hawkins explores the use of these theories in a number of ideological debates and movements of the period –Author: Mike Hawkins.

In his great book Social Darwinism in American Thought, Richard Hofstadter even had the temerity and panache to give qualified praise to William Jennings Bryan’s long battle against the Author: M.

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Introduction. When Darwin published the Origin Americans were preoccupied with slavery, the future of their nation, and the likelihood of war: indeed, the Civil War may have impeded the reception of Darwinism during the s. By this time, however, the United States was experiencing many of the social and political problems besetting Britain, in addition to the divisive issue of slavery Author: Mike Hawkins.

This essay will argue that “social Darwinism” owes both its contemporary currency and its association with laissez-faire to Hofstadter’s () brilliant and influential first book, Social Darwinism in American Thought, – (SDAT).

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