The Age of Reform

Finalist, National Book Awards 1956 for Nonfiction

cover of The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter
ISBN 9780394700953
Vintage | Knopf
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This book is a landmark in American political thought. Preeminent Richard Hofstadter examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 with startling and stimulating results. The Age of Reform searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to compromise.