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The America of Today
Being Lectures Delivered at the Local Lectures Summer Meeting of the University of Cambridge


Gaillard Lapsley, Harold Dexter Hazeltine, Eustace Percy, Philip Benjamin Kennedy, Jerome Davis Greene, John W. Cunliffe, George Edwin MacLean, Henry Seidel, George Santayana, Mrs Bowlker
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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107544635

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  • Originally published in 1919, this book contains 12 lectures that were delivered at the University of Cambridge Local Lectures Summer Meeting for 1918. The text was created with the aim of making 'the movement of American life a little more intelligible to busy English readers'. A diverse range of topics are included, ranging from contemporary literature and philosophy through to the political system and administrative structures. This is a highly informative book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in American national life and perspectives on American culture and society.

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    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107544635
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Gaillard Lapsley
    2. English influence on American ideals of justice and liberty Harold Dexter Hazeltine
    3. State and municipal government in the United States Eustace Percy
    4. Social legislation and administration Eustace Percy
    5. Characteristics of American industrial condition Philip Benjamin Kennedy
    6. The relation of the American government to business Philip Benjamin Kennedy
    7. Some aspects of recent party history in the United States Jerome Davis Greene
    8. American universities: their beginnings and development John W. Cunliffe
    9. State universities, school systems, and colleges, in the United States of America George Edwin MacLean
    10. Literature in contemporary America Henry Seidel
    11. Two American philosophers, William James and Josiah Royce George Santayana
    12. The position of women in America Mrs Bowlker.

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    Gaillard Lapsley


    Gaillard Lapsley, Harold Dexter Hazeltine, Eustace Percy, Philip Benjamin Kennedy, Jerome Davis Greene, John W. Cunliffe, George Edwin MacLean, Henry Seidel, George Santayana, Mrs Bowlker

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