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Crunden, Robert Morse

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Works: 23 works in 132 publications in 4 languages and 7,746 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 1,115 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 1,024 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 913 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 )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 768 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 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In American Salons, Robert Crunden provides a sweeping account of the American encounter with European Modernism up to our 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 intimate, personal gatherings of artists and intellectuals where Modernism flourished. In Chicago, Floyd Dell and Margery Currey spread new ideas to Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, and others. In London, Ezra Pound could be found behind everything from the cigars of W.B. Yeats to the prose of Ford Madox Hueffer. In Paris, the salons of Leo and Gertrude Stein, and Michael and Sarah Stein, gave Picasso and Matisse their first secure audiences and incomes; meanwhile, Gertrude Stein produced a new writing style that had an incalculable impact on the generation of Ernest Hemingway. Most important of all were the salons of New York City. Alfred Stieglitz pioneered new forms of photography at the famous 291 Gallery. Mabel Dodge brought together modernist playwrights and painters, introducing them to political reformers and radicals. At the salon of Walter and Louise Arensberg, Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia rubbed shoulders with Wallace Stevens, Man Ray, and William Carlos Williams. By 1917, no art in America remained untouched by these new institutions. From the journalism of H.L. Mencken to the famous 1913 Armory Show in New York, Crunden illuminates this pivotal era, offering perceptive insights and evocative descriptions of the central personalities of Modernism
From self to society, 1919-1941 by Robert Morse Crunden( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 686 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 404 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 402 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 220 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 170 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

On Charles Ives by Robert Morse Crunden( )

2 editions published in 1997 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

Amerikan Yhdysvaltain historian koulukunnista ja kirjallisuudesta( Book )

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

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

 
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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