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Crunden, Robert Morse

Overview
Works: 22 works in 139 publications in 4 languages and 7,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E169.1, 973
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Most widely held works about Robert Morse Crunden
 
Most widely held works by Robert Morse Crunden
Ministers of reform : the Progressives' achievement in American civilization, 1889-1920 by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Superfluous men : conservative critics of American culture, 1900-1945 by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book brings together thinkers from one of the most neglected traditions in American history - conservative cultural criticism from the first half of the twentieth century. The Superfluous Men is an anthology of the best, most provocative writings of some of America's most perceptive social and literary critics, including: Albert J. Nock, H.L. Mencken, Irving Babbitt, Allen Tate, George Santayana, Walter Lippmann, Donald Davidson, Paul Elmer More, and John Crowe Ransom - making The Superfluous Men a valuable introduction to an important thread in the tapestry of American history."--Jacket
A brief history of American culture by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of today's "culture wars" can be found in the molding tensions of an American character, one that wasn't handed down by tradition or enforced by a government, but one that was shaped out of the mire of individuals, religious beliefs, communities, a newly formed democracy, capitalism and freedom, art and literature all prominently influencing the vast and uncharted young nation. The important cultural centers from 1630-1815 - Boston, Philadelphia, and Virginia - are highlighted through figures like Benjamin Franklin, "the rustic sage." An early America, "the playground of the European imagination," began to form its own intellectual, artistic, and political culture, where fresh ideas about democracy, rationality, nature, a benign God, flourished and America became the place where "it could happen." As the country expanded westward, from 1815-1901, a revival of conservative religion burst upon the scene. Protestantism, Presbyterianism, Methodism, Baptists, even groups like the Episcopalians and Roman Catholics saturated the culture and profoundly influenced its institutions, especially education. Reformers like Horace Mann and Charles Finney, Transcendentalists like Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker and Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, all blazed the path toward abolitionism and supplied much of the energy to American cultural activity. The Civil War became a dividing point in American culture in ways that transcended its social and political impact. Social development went through profound changes; Darwinism, progressivism, and pragmatism secularized the prevailing thought and religious energies were channeled into economic activity and then into a political faith. In the early 1900s, cosmopolitanism turned American eyes to Europe, where many Americans experimented in art, literature, and philosophy: Gertrude Stein, Hemingway, Pound, and Eliot. And America initiated its own indigenous cultural growth: jazz, George Gershwin, Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, William Faulkner, Frank Lloyd Wright, Eugene O'Neill. From 1941 to the present, America developed its own idealism, expressed in foreign policy, legal and political social policy, racial integration and civil rights, religious and moral activism, artistic and literary innovation. Crunden traces the pivotal figures who influenced the modern culture: William F. Buckley, the emergence of a conservative intellectual force; Arthur Schlesinger, the disintegration of liberalism; author T. Coraghessan Boyle, the crucial act of betrayal in the modern world; and John Cage (America's first performance artist) the evolution of modernism into post-modernism. America emerged as a citizen of the world, recognizably American, sophisticated and popular
Body & soul : the making of American modernism by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Robert Crunden puts the "jazz" back in the Jazz Age. Jazz was America's greatest contribution to the Modernist movement, yet it is much overlooked. When we hear the term "Jazz Age," we conjure the ghosts of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Eliot, not Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. In order to correct this imbalance, Crunden re-introduces us to these musical luminaries who gave the era its name as he traces the early history of jazz from New Orleans to Chicago to New York. While Crunden emphasizes music over literature and the visua
American salons : encounters with European modernism, 1885-1917 by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In American Salons, Robert Crunden provides a sweeping account of the American encounter with European Modernism up to the American entry into World War I. Crunden begins with deft portraits of the figures who were central to the birth of Modernism, including James Whistler, the eccentric expatriate American painter who became the archetypal artist in his dress and behavior, and Henry and William James, who broke new ground in the genre of the novel and in psychology, influencing an international audience in a broad range of fields. At the heart of the book are the American salons--the intimat
From self to society, 1919-1941 by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hero in spite of himself: Brand Whitlock; in art, politics & war by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind and art of Albert Jay Nock by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on America and South Asia by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Builders of American institutions; readings in United States history by Frank Freidel( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chicago winter's tale by Allan B Crunden( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roses and forget-me-nots : a study of intrigue in Chicago by Allan B Crunden( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brand Whitlock's American career by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From self to society 1919-1914 by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

to Lewis Mumford by Robert Morse Crunden( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Human resource training and development survey results, 1987 by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A supplement to the profiles of Finland study program( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

to Van Wyck Brooks by Robert Morse Crunden( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On Charles Ives by Robert Morse Crunden( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Amerikan Yhdysvaltain historian koulukunnista ja kirjallisuudesta( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Finnish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Body & soul : the making of American modernism
Alternative Names
Crunden, Robert

Crunden, Robert M.

Crunden, Robert M. 1940-

Crunden, Robert M. (Robert Morse)

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The Superfluous men : conservative critics of American culture, 1900-1945A brief history of American cultureBody & soul : the making of American modernismAmerican salons : encounters with European modernism, 1885-1917