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Good. No Jacket. Dust jacket condition: No Jacket. Solid retired library book with usual library markings; else VG. Text free of underlining, writing and highlighting. FOREWORD In his essay, "History and the Reader, " G. M. Tre-velyan, the distinguished British historian, reminds us that individuals cannot understand their "own personal opinions, prejudices and emotional reactions" unless they possess a knowledge of their nation's history.1 To which it may be added that in times of public emotion and confusion a whole people can find light and guidance by an intelligent examination of its past. The United States enters the second half of the twentieth century in a state of national confusion unparalleled for many years. No people ever had greater need of the Delphic injunction, "Know Thyself." Professor Schlesinger's interpretation of one aspect of our past is a guide to sanity and stability. In swift strokes he presents the reformer and his opponents in action, throwing much light on the major conflicts of our history since the movement for national independence. Scholar and general reader alike will find new viewpoints and stimulating analyses of many crises of the American past. Through the importance of the United States in world affairs, our history has acquired a universal 1 An Autobiography and Other Essays (London, 1949). 127 pages.
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