The History of Ideas: Precept and Practice, 1950-2000 and Beyond

@article{Grafton2006TheHO,
  title={The History of Ideas: Precept and Practice, 1950-2000 and Beyond},
  author={Anthony Grafton},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  year={2006},
  volume={67},
  pages={1 - 32}
}
  • A. Grafton
  • Published 9 March 2006
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
In the middle years of the twentieth century, the history of ideas rose like a new sign of the zodiac over large areas of American culture and education. In those happy days, Dwight Robbins, the president of a fashionable progressive college, kept "copies of Town and Country, the Journal of the History of Ideas, and a small magazine-a little magazine-that had no name" on the table in his waiting room. True, Robbins did not exist: he was the fictional president of Randall Jarrell's equally… 
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