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Author Drake, Richard, 1942- author

Title Charles Austin Beard : the return of the master historian of American imperialism / Richard Drake
Published Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 315 pages)
Contents Introduction : the Beardian interpretation of American history -- Discovering the economic taproot of imperialism -- Two contrasting progressive views of the Great War -- Becoming a revisionist -- Washington and Wall Street working together for war -- Isolationism versus internationalism -- A wartime trilogy -- Waging war for the four freedoms -- Beard finds an ally in Herbert Hoover -- Attacking "the Saint" -- Defending Beard after the fall -- Beard's philosophy of history and American imperialism -- Conclusion : the sad historian of the pensive plain
Summary "In the face of the ruinous costs of empire, about which Charles Austin Beard warned at the time of the Second World War, the life and work of this American prophet merit reexamination today"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 07, 2018)
Subject Beard, Charles A. (Charles Austin), 1874-1948.
Historians -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century -- Historiography.
United States -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018025891
ISBN 1501715135
1501715143 (electronic book)
9781501715136 (electronic book)
9781501715143 (electronic book)