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Bannister, Robert C.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 4,715 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HM106, B
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Most widely held works by Robert C Bannister
Sociology and scientism : the American quest for objectivity, 1880-1940 by Robert C Bannister( )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology and Scientism: The American Quest for Objectivity, 1880-1940
Social Darwinism : science and myth in Anglo-American social thought by Robert C Bannister( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Darwinism is not a monolithic concept, as might be inferred from such comments. What it is, however, has been obscured by the uses to which it has been put in the past hundred years. After the Civil War, so the story goes, a misapplied Darwinism rationalized cut-throat competition, callous individualism, and laissez-faire. But in his reinterpretation of this major historical current, Professor Bannister challenges this view. He argues that Darwinism provided a doubly fatal blow to the theories of Herbert Spencer, William Graham Sunmer, and the American Spencerians. As science, Darwinism transformed popular conceptions of the "laws of nature", inspiring the hope of transcending nature's brutality rather than submitting to it. As myth, the phrase "social Darwinism" provided a weapon that reformers used to caricature their opponents from the 1880s onward. An Anti-utopian image of a world guided solely by "scientific" considerations, the myth of social Darwinism played a critical role in the work of an entire generation of American and British thinkers, including among others, Henry George, Lester Ward, Benjamin Kidd, the eugenicists, defenders of Jim Crow, H L Mencken, and the literary naturalist. Later use of the concept of social Darwinism by historians was a direct legacy of these debates. A work of mature judgment, this book makes intelligent use of European and American sources to clarify and redefine a significant concept in intellectual history
Ray Stannard Baker; the mind and thought of a progressive by Robert C Bannister( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the American reporter who wrote during the early 1900's under the name of David Grayson
Jessie Bernard : the making of a feminist by Robert C Bannister( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On liberty, society, and politics : the essential essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview This is the finest single-volume edition of Sumner's works ever to appear.-Ronald Lora, University of Toledo William Graham Sumner is the "forgotten man" of American intellectual history. Too often dismissed or only superficially understood, his interpretations are now attracting closer scrutiny and appreciation. He is remembered chiefly as one of the founding fathers of sociology. He was also a strong supporter of classical liberalism during a time when liberalism was being transformed into a belief in statism. Sumner's analysis of the relation between the individual and society is deeper and more sophisticated than is commonly thought. For students of American history and politics, the essays reveal the complexity of American political and social thought. For observers of the contemporary social scene, they raise issues concerning the relation of liberty to property and both to government that remain as vital and unresolved as they were a century ago.--
American values in transition; a reader by Robert C Bannister( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The controversy over social Darwinism in the Gilded age (critical documentary essay) by Robert C Bannister( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grading the Advanced placement American history examination : a report by Robert C Bannister( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On liberty, society, and politics: the essential essays by William Graham Sumner( Book )

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

"The Survival of the fittest is our doctrine": history or histrionics? by Robert C Bannister( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Social Darwinism : monster or myth by Robert C Bannister( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Social Darwinism: Science and Myth in Anglo-American Social Thought : With a New Preface (American civilization) by Robert C Bannister( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On liberty, society and politics - the essential essays of william graham s by William Graham Sumner( Book )

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

On liberty, society, and politics : the essential essays of William Graham Sumner by Robert C Bannister( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sociology and scientism : the American quest for objectivity, 1880-1940
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Social Darwinism : science and myth in Anglo-American social thoughtJessie Bernard : the making of a feministOn liberty, society, and politics : the essential essays of William Graham SumnerOn liberty, society, and politics: the essential essays
Alternative Names
Bannister, Robert Corwin, 1935-

Robert Corwin Bannister American historian

Robert Corwin Bannister Amerikaans historicus

Robert Corwin Bannister US-amerikanischer Historiker

Languages
English (84)