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Becker, Carl L. (Carl Lotus) 1873-1945

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Works: 258 works in 1,436 publications in 4 languages and 27,718 library holdings
Genres: History  Lectures  Fiction  Biography  Textbooks  Sermons  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree
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The Declaration of independence : a study in the history of political ideas by Carl L Becker( Book )

150 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed examination of the political theories formulated in the Declaration of Independence and their historical antecedents
The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophers by Carl L Becker( Book )

121 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays disclose the fallacy of believing that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. The author demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Ages of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that the philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City of St. Augustine only to rebuild it with more up-to-date materials
The eve of the revolution : a chronicle of the breach with England by Carl L Becker( Book )

61 editions published between 1918 and 2004 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyman his own historian; essays on history and politics by Carl L Becker( Book )

25 editions published between 1935 and 1987 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of political parties in the province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl L Becker( Book )

33 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginnings of the American people by Carl L Becker( Book )

57 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shelf2Life Colonial America (1492-1763) Collection is an intriguing set of pre-1923 volumes chronicling the people and events that shaped the United States in its early years
How new will the better world be? A discussion of post-war reconstruction by Carl L Becker( Book )

42 editions published between 1944 and 1971 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern democracy by Carl L Becker( Book )

51 editions published between 1941 and 1964 in English and German and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and responsibility in the American way of life; five lectures delivered ... at the University of Michigan, December 1944 by Carl L Becker( Book )

47 editions published between 1945 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress and power by Carl L Becker( Book )

34 editions published between 1936 and 1965 in English and Italian and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Lectures delivered at Stanford University, on the RaYmond Fred West Memorial Foundation, in April 1935.'"
Detachment and the writing of history : essays and letters of Carl L. Becker by Carl L Becker( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safeguarding civil liberty today; the Edward L. Bernays lectures of 1944 given at Cornell university by Carl L Becker( Book )

15 editions published between 1943 and 1949 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New liberties for old by Carl L Becker( Book )

18 editions published between 1941 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and responsibility in the American way of life : five lectures delivered on the William W. Cook Foundation at the University of Michigan, December 1944 by Carl L Becker( Book )

37 editions published between 1945 and 1980 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of five lectures comprises a testament both challenging and reassuring: challenging because it clearly defines the magnitude of the dilemma which confronts modern democratic man in a technological society; reassuring, because it clearly states the philosophical ground for belief that modern democratic man can resolve that dilemma
The Spirit of '76, and other essays by Carl L Becker( Book )

20 editions published between 1927 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern history; the rise of a democratic, scientific, and industrial civilization by Carl L Becker( Book )

32 editions published between 1931 and 1958 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this edition of Modern History Chapter XXIII, the New World of Today, has been brought thoroughly up to date. The changes comprise the rewriting of several sections and the addition of new paragraphs and pages to take account of recent events, as well as the addition of a new section on the Great Depression
Benjamin Franklin, a biographical sketch by Carl L Becker( Book )

10 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detachment and the writing of history; essays and letters of Carl L. Becker by Carl L Becker( Book )

29 editions published between 1910 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States; an experiment in democracy by Carl L Becker( Book )

16 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Carl Becker "if the framers of the Constitution could come back to earth and see what the federal government is doing to-day, they would all agree that this monstrous thing was no child of theirs; for to-day the federal government exercises as a matter of course powers which they never dreamed of." This prescient statement rings as true today as it did when Becker wrote An Experiment in Democracy nearly eighty years ago. This American classic is an engaging, gracefully rendered piece of historical literature as well as a non-ideological meditation on the "meaning of America."Carl Becker's ruminations are invariably provocative, notably wise, and remarkably enduring. He clearly believed in what has been called a "living Constitution," one that must be adapted to changing circumstances and imperatives in America life, and his faith in democracy seems to have strengthened as the decades progressed.In his new introduction, Michael Kammen places this American classic in historical perspective. Kammen sees Becker as more than an archival historian, but rather as a master of the "creative synthesis" looking at familiar sources in fresh ways and developing new points of view that were frequently revisionist and, on occasion, radically arresting. Much has changed between 1920 and the present; but Carl Becker's sagacity persists, just as his expository prose will continue to please a new generation of historians and students of American social history. Carl Becker was the author of "Kansas"; The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas; Modern History: The Rise of a Democratic, Scientific, and Industrial Civilization; "Benjamin Franklin"; "Everyman His Own Historian"; The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers; How New Will the Better World Be?; and Freedom and Responsibility in the American Way of Life."--Provided by publisher
Napoleon in review by George Gordon Andrews( Book )

6 editions published in 1939 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Беккер, Карл Лотус

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English (866)

Chinese (3)

Italian (1)

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The heavenly city of the eighteenth century philosophersBeginnings of the American peopleThe United States; an experiment in democracy