The Growth of American Thought

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CONTENTS
Introduction v
Acknowledgments xv
Preface to the Second Edition xvii

PART I.--THE AMERICAN ADAPTATION OF THE EUROPEAN HERITAGE
I. A Variety of Peoples Bequeath Legacies to the New Nation 3
II. Colonial Conditions Modify the Old World Heritage 25
III. The Christian Heritage 50
IV. The Transmission of Polite Learning and of Scientific Interests 79
V. The Rise of the Enlightenment 103

PART II.--THE GROWTH OF AMERICANISM
VI. The Revolutionary Shift in Emphasis 129
VII. The Expanding Enlightenment 155
VIII. The Conservative Reaction 185

PART III.--PATRICIAN LEADERSHIP
IX. Patrician Direction of Thought 213
X. Nationalism Challenges Cosmopolitanism and Regionalism 233
XI. The West Challenges Patrician Leadership 259

PART IV.--DEMOCRATIC UPHEAVAL
XII. New Currents of Equalitarian Thought and Practice 295
XIII. The Advance of Science and Technology 318
XIV. The Popularization of Knowledge 344
XV. New Goals for Democracy 368
XVI. The Rising Tide of Patriotism and Nationalism 397

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