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Human Nature in American Historical Thought


reviewed by Theodore Brameld 1969

coverTitle: Human Nature in American Historical Thought
Author(s): Merle Curtie
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Merle Curti, Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, is one of the most creative authorities in the history of American education, but perhaps too few younger specialists in the field appreciate this fact. If they have missed his remarkable and still timely work, The Social Ideas of American Educators (1935), I suggest that they begin to catch up by reading his Paul Anthony Brick Lectures, Seventh Series, delivered at the University of Missouri in 1968, for they will discover that the author is still as much the pioneer that he was forty years ago. The sweep as well as meticulousness of this brief book provides not only an important if unintended contribution to American educational history; it is clairvoyant of what, let us hope, will eventually become a major work on the larger theme. Dr. Curti shapes his complex subject around three topics: "The Limitations of Man's... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 8, 1969, p. 790-791
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1908, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 6:37:22 PM

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