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Dawidoff, Robert

Works: 15 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 3,924 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Commentator
Classifications: PS362, 818.40809358
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Dawidoff
The genteel tradition and the sacred rage high culture vs. democracy in Adams, James, & Santayana by Robert Dawidoff( )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Asking why many American intellectuals have had such difficulty accepting wholeheartedly the cultural dimensions of democracy, Robert Dawidoff examines their alienation and ambivalence, a tradition of detachment he identifies as ""Tocquevillian."" In the work of three towering American literary figures - Henry Adams, Henry James, and George Santayana -- Dawidoff explores fully this distancing and uneasy response to democratic culture. Linked together by common Harvard, Cambridge, and New England connections, and by an upper-class, Brahmin background, each of these three writers, Dawido
Created equal : why gay rights matter to America by Michael Nava( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Why should Americans who are not gay care about gay rights?" "In Created Equal, Michael Nava and Robert Dawidoff argue that the movement for gay equality is central to the continuing defense of individual liberty in America. Beginning with an examination of the determined assault on gay issues by the religious right, the authors show how this sectarian movement to legislate private religious morality into law undermines the purpose of American constitutional government: the protection of the individual's right to determine how best to live his or her life." "The book starts from the premise that gay and lesbians are, first and foremost, American citizens, and then looks to what rights belong to every individual American citizen, arguing from the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Addressing their argument to the great majority of their fellow Americans, Dawidoff and Nava emphasize that what is at stake is not the fate of the gay community, but the future of constitutional principle and the rights of free individuals in American society"--Jacket
The education of John Randolph by Robert Dawidoff( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book tries to understand his eccentricity as a partially controlled reaction to an American regime whose terms of political activity he could not accept." -- Book jacket
Making history matter by Robert Dawidoff( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a scholar of intellectual and cultural history, Dawidoff takes the stance that historians ought to take an active role in our democratic culture, informing and participating in public discourse. He argues for a broad reach when it comes to cultural expression, resisting the polarization of formal intellectual history and folk or commercial popular culture. Divided into sections that deal with the patriarchs of American political and intellectual culture, expressive culture, and a historian's public voice, this book is a model of engaged and engaging writing--Ralph Waldo Emerson and Katharine Hepburn are treated with equal seriousness of purpose and analytic rigor. In the closing section, he traces key events in the continual struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights and takes on such unresolved issues as safer sex, needle exchange programs to control HIV transmission, and the public controversy around the portrayal of gay and lesbian television characters. --From publisher description
The genteel tradition; nine essays by George Santayana( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Santayana probably did more than anyone except Alexis de Tocqueville to shape the critical view of American culture. The great philosopher and writer coined the phrase "genteel tradition," introducing it during an address to a California audience in 1912. The phrase caught fire, giving a name to the culture of the republic." "Santayana's address appears in this collection of influential essays about the country he lived in from 1872 to 1911. Because he remained European in spirit, the Spaniard brought a sharp detachment to his observations. He points out the American split between thought and action, theory and practice, the traditional and the modern, the arts and business, the highbrow and the popular. He also examines the excessive moralism in national life, which baffles Europeans. These nine essays touch on American idealism and materialism and American endeavor, sacred and profane."--Jacket
He brought the people with him ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The controversial presidency of John Quincy Adams. Changing party politics ushers in "Age of Jackson." Struggles between the establishment and the Washington outsider. South Carolina's Nullification challenge, and Jackson's response
Rivals and friends ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Election of 1796, first contested presidential election, won by John Adams. His opponent, Thomas Jefferson becomes vice-president. Adam's difficult relationship with cabinet, congress, and Jefferson. Struggle with France on the high seas; the Alien and Sedition Acts set stage for election of 1800, won narrowly by Jefferson. Lame-duck Congress changes court structure; Adams' appoints Federalists to new posts before he leaves office. Jefferson challenges appointments. Role of Chief Justice John Marshall and Marbury vs. Madison decision in strengthening Supreme Court
Legacy of an autocratic ruler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Jackson's policy related to Native Americans. The Trail of Tears. Henry Clay's introduction of bill to renew charter of Bank of United States as ploy prior to presidential election of 1832. Jackson's veto of bill and reelection victory. Jackson's attempts to deplete power of bank after election. Van Buren, Jackson's successor, and economic crises. Political battles between the Whigs and Democrats; Harrison's election in 1840 and his brief tem in office; John Tyler, his successor
Hard times ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Events leading to the stock market crash and Great Depression. How the Depression affects various population segments. Unemployment and relief efforts. Herbert Hoover's attempts to alleviate the Depression. Election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The Fox in the Henhouse : Jefferson and Slavery by Robert Dawidoff( )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Jeffersonian Option by Robert Dawidoff( )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Man of Letters by Robert Dawidoff( )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The kind of person you have to sound like to sing Alexander's Ragtime Band by Robert Dawidoff( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The education of John Randolph by Robert Dawidoff( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Key West literary seminar ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Recordings of panel discussions and speakers on the subject of "Literature in the age of AIDS," at the 15th annual Key West Literary Seminar, held in two sessions on Jan. 9-12, 1997
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