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Richard Hofstadter (6 August 1916 – 24 October 1970) was an American historian and public intellectual of the mid-20th century. Hofstadter, the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. Rejecting his earlier approach to history from the far left, in the 1950s he embraced consensus history, becoming the "iconic historian of postwar liberal consensus", largely because of his emphasis on ideas and political culture rather than the day-to-day doings of politicians. His influence is ongoing, as modern critics profess admiration for the grace of his writing, and the depth of his insight.Geary (2007), pp. 430, 425

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Uniform title: United States; the history of a republic
by Hofstadter, Richard, 1916-1970
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1959
 
 
by Hofstadter, Richard, 1916-1970
Philadelphia, London, University of Pennsylvania Press; H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1944
 
 
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