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History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan

Reba Soffer


This book provides a compelling explanation of the contents and substance of conservative ideas, their intentions and consequences, and the historical contexts that contributed to their formulation and dissemination among a variety of audiences. The book adds a novel, comparative dimension to the study of those ideas that informed conservatism by examining the subjects, motives, and personal and intellectual origins of historians who were also successful, polemical public intellectuals. Until at least the 1960s, in their search for a persuasive and wide appeal, conservatives depended upon hist ... More

Keywords: conservatism, Conservatism, F. J. C. Hearnshaw, Keith Feiling, Arthur Bryant, Herbert Butterfield, Daniel Boorstin, Peter Viereck, Russell Kirk, comparative dimension

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199208111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Reba Soffer, author
Professor of History, Emeritus, California State University