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Persons, Stow 1913-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 205 publications in 5 languages and 9,600 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HX83, 191
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stow Persons
American minds : a history of ideas by Stow Persons( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism and American life by Donald Drew Egbert( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2 has special title: Bibliography, descriptive and critical
The decline of American gentility by Stow Persons( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary thought in America by Stow Persons( Book )

39 editions published between 1940 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free religion, an American faith by Stow Persons( Book )

26 editions published between 1947 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnic studies at Chicago, 1905-45 by Stow Persons( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cooperative commonwealth by Laurence Gronlund( Book )

18 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and German and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of Iowa in the twentieth century : an institutional history by Stow Persons( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical account of the creation and development of the University of Iowa is presented. Organized by presidental administration, this institutional history concentrates on the period when the university established its place among the major U.S. universities, and follows the school's struggle to establish (through three distinct stages) a major public university in an agricultural state. Among the historical events presented are: (1) how George MacLean introduced the institutional forms of the modern university and oriented the school toward the major state universities of the upper Midwest; (2) how Walter Jessup succeeded in strengthening the faculty and laying the foundations of the modern physical plant; and (3) how Howard Bowen's attempt to revivify the school was cut short by the campus uprising of 1968 to 1970. a chapter is devoted entirely to the efforts to find an effective organizational pattern for the university's College of Medicine, the one area of the university that has undergone the most striking changes over time. Finally, in the area of undergraduate education, the study outlines the struggle to define and implement a successful general education program. Contains an index and 651 references. (Glr)
Socialism and American life by Donald Drew Egbert( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Easily the most comprehensive and useful work on American socialism, including its history, theories, and impact on life, culture, and economic and political parties in the United States ... Volume 2, bibliography, is as important a contribution as the essays. Hereafter, students of practically all phases of American life will turn to it for help and guidance."--U.S. Quarterly Book Review. Originally published in 1952. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Socialism and American life by Donald Drew Egbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism and american life( Book )

3 editions published between 1952 and 1972 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentry in the United States by Stow Persons( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public opinion, a democratic dilemma by Stow Persons( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism and American life( Book )

5 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Darwinism : selected essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays represent William Graham Sumner's application of the theory of evolution to the problems of economic and public policy of 19th-century America. Sumner treats such topics as social change, government interference in the economy, the threat of socialism, and separation of church and state. His concern with the implications of the "struggle for existence" provided a spartan critique of America's Gilded Age. One of America's notable pioneers in the "science of society," Sumner believed man could survive the brutality of nature only through individual discipline and technological innovation. Although strongly influenced by Darwin and Spencer, Sumner did not share the optimism of his contemporaries, who found evidence of social progress in biological evolution. The scientific temper of mind, as Sumner understood it, gave rise to a critical and pessimistic outlook. History to Sumner was a patternless advance and retreat in the struggle for existence. Society moved forward only as quickly as new technological advances were made, but these gave no guarantees for a better future.--From publisher description
Miguk chisŏngsa = American minds : a history of ideas by Stow Persons( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Korean and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American minds by Stow Persons( Book )

2 editions published between 1958 and 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cyclical theory of history in eighteenth century America by Stow Persons( )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socialism and american life, volume i by Donald Drew Egbert( Book )

2 editions published in 1952 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Easily the most comprehensive and useful work on American socialism, including its history, theories, and impact on life, culture, and economic and political parties in the United States, is as important a contribution as the essays. Hereafter, students of practically all phases of American life will turn to it for help and guidance."--U.S. Quarterly Book Review. Originally published in 1952. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
 
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The decline of American gentility
Alternative Names
Persons, S.

Persons, Stow

Languages
English (179)

German (1)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

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