Moral Problems in American Life

Moral Problems in American Life

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This volume surveys the moral landscape of the American past from slavery to the Vietnam War. The 14 contributing historians illuminate this critical dimension of American history, showing how historical study contributes to present-day debates about values and the moral life.Between 1880 and 1950, for example, Americans encountered the genre in speaking choirs, around Girl Scout campfires, at civic ceremonies and church services, in celebrity performances, on the radio, and in the schoolroom. The recitationanbsp;...

Title:Moral Problems in American Life
Author:Karen Halttunen, Lewis Perry
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1998


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