Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography (review)

@article{Kuklick2006RichardHA,
  title={Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography (review)},
  author={Bruce Kuklick},
  journal={Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy},
  year={2006},
  volume={42},
  pages={574 - 577}
}
  • B. Kuklick
  • Published 23 January 2007
  • History
  • Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy
In the mid-twentieth century Richard Hofstadter was one the finest historians of the United States. Uncommitted to work in primary sources, he was perhaps not at the level of Perry Miller, Vann Woodward, and Edmund Morgan. But Hofstadter had a greater range and wider influence than these men, and the combination of intellectual and political history that he wrote was unique, as was the penetration of his intellect and his appealing sensibility. Hofstadter was born in Buffalo, New York, the son…