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May, Henry Farnham 1915-2012

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Works: 40 works in 272 publications in 3 languages and 11,261 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Church history  History  Biography  Interviews  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Archives  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: E169.1, 973
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Most widely held works about Henry Farnham May
 
Most widely held works by Henry Farnham May
The end of American innocence; a study of the first years of our own time, 1912-1917 by Henry Farnham May( Book )

58 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Enlightenment in America by Henry Farnham May( Book )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has long been taken for granted that the ideas of the European Enlightenment--of men like Locke, Hume, Voltaire, or Rousseau--profoundly affected America during the Revolutionary age. Yet there has been no full-length analysis of the movement of ideas from Europe to America in the late 18th century. Now one of American's leading intellectual historians has written a magisterial book that fills the gap. May defines the Enlightenment broadly. Men of the Enlightenment were all those who believed that their own age was more enlightened than the past and that man and nature are best understood through the use of natural faculties. He treats the Enlightenment as a 'religion', even though many of its leading proponents opposed organized religion. Throughout the book he relates the Enlightenment to Protestant Christianity, for it is out of the clashes and reconciliations between those two systems that 19th-century American culture--a culture that lasted almost to our own time--took shape. Defined so broadly, the religion of Enlightenment obviously included many different kinds of people--deists and skeptics and liberal Christians, aristocrats and democrats, conservatives and revolutionaries. May divides the European Enlightenment into four major categories, and shows how each had a different effect in America. Obviously some ideas could be transmitted more easily than others to a society overwhelmingly Protestant and rapidly becoming democratic. May shows how the Enlightenment affected the thoughts and actions of major figures like Jefferson, Franklin, and John Adams, but these familiar figures are treated against a background of less well-known people--doctors and ministers, scientists and planters and politicians. Beginning with the movement of relatively conservative British Enlightened ideas to America before the Revolution, May moves on to the transmission of the skeptical thought of men like Voltaire and Hume, and the revolutionary prophesies and programs of Rousseau, Condorcet, and Paine. The climax of the book comes in the 1790s, when radical Enlightened ideas clashed head-on with New England's religious and social traditions. The last part of the book shows how some aspects of the European Enlightenment were assimilated and others rejected by the American society of the 19th century
Protestant churches and industrial America by Henry Farnham May( Book )

38 editions published between 1949 and 1977 in English and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synopsis of American history by Charles Sellers( Book )

37 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas, faiths, and feelings : essays on American intellectual and religious history, 1952-1982 by Henry Farnham May( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oldtown folks by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

10 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My object is to interpret to the world the New England life and character in that particular time of its history which may be called the seminal period. New England has always been a capital country to emigrate from, and North, South, East and West have been populated largely from New England, so that the seed-bed of New England was the seed-bed of this great American Republic, and of all that is likely to come of it."--Preface
The discontent of the intellectuals; a problem of the twenties by Henry Farnham May( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1970 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divided heart : essays on Protestantism and the Enlightenment in America by Henry Farnham May( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together essays by a leading intellectual and religious historian, The Divided Heart is a collection of recent reflections, sometimes with a considerable autobiographical element, by Henry F. May on the conflict between Protestantism and the Enlightenment that runs throughout the history of American culture. Summarizing May's opinions on recent historiographical arguments, the introduction to The Divided Heart tells of his own development as a historian, major influences upon his thinking, and how his practicing assumptions grew. Covering religion, there are essays on early American h
A synopsis of American history by Charles Sellers( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synopsis of American history by Charles Sellers( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three faces of Berkeley : competing ideologies in the Wheeler era, 1899-1919 by Henry Farnham May( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of American innocence by Henry Farnham May( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1964 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synopsis of American history by Charles Sellers( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History at Berkeley : a dialog in three parts by Gene A Brucker( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synopsis of American history by Charles Sellers( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming to terms : a study in memory and history by Henry Farnham May( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synopsis of American history : instructor's manual by Neil R McMillen( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor of American intellectual history, University of California, Berkeley, 1952-1980 : by Henry Farnham May( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family, youth, and public school education in Berkeley; undergraduate years at University of California, social life and radical politics on campus, 1933-1937; graduate study in American history at Harvard University, 1937-1941: friendships, mentors, marriage, attitudes toward communism and the war in Europe; teaching at Lawrence College; World War II service in the Pacific as a Japanese language officer; professor at Scripps College, 1947-1952, Salzburg Seminar; professor of history at Berkeley, 1952-1980: social life of Berkeley faculty and community, faculty hiring and promotions; observations and role during the 1960s student protest at Berkeley: the Free Speech Movement, 1964, anti-war protests of 1960s-1970s, Third World strike, People's Park, impact on university teaching and society; research, writing, and teaching on American intellectual life, study of religion, family history; reflections on the craft of history
Shifting perspectives on the 1920's by Henry Farnham May( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rebellion of the intellectuals, 1912-1917 by Henry Farnham May( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The divided heart : essays on Protestantism and the Enlightenment in America
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The divided heart : essays on Protestantism and the Enlightenment in AmericaHistory at Berkeley : a dialog in three parts