"Hanging Together" by John Higham

Hanging Together Unity and Diversity in American Culture John Higham, Carl J. Guarneri

Publication date:
28 Jun 2001
Yale University Press
336 pages: 235 x 156mm
25 b/w illus.


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[A] very creative historian?Higham is an engaged intellectual in close touch with contemporary cultural trends and controversies.

?Hanging Together is a collection of Higham?s articles edited and introduced by his former students. . . . A tribute to a lifetime of achievement. . . . This collection will be welcomed by the many admirers of John Higham?s work, and those who have depended on him to explain the shifting currents of American thought and culture for here are gathered many articles published in obscure places as well as a few from mainstream journals. . . . I am grateful, as American Studies scholars around the world should be, for this collection of essays written by one of America?s leading cultural historians.??Allen F. Davis, American Studies International

?Both professional historians and general adult readers will profit from Hanging Together, whose overarching theme is that heterogeneous society and an inclusive national culture need each other.??L. Moody Simms, History: Reviews of New Books

?Hanging Together makes it possible to assess the full achievement of a very creative historian. It will become clear as we do so that Higham, in his own singularly judicious and good-tempered fashion, is an engaged intellectual in close touch with contemporary cultural trends and controversies, particularly over changing perceptions of the American past.??George M. Fredrickson, New York Review of Books