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Five Novelists of the Progressive Era

reviewed by Cortland P. Auser - 1966

coverTitle: Five Novelists of the Progressive Era
Author(s): Robert W. Schneider
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Professor Robert Schneider's study of the novelists of the Progressive Era seems assured a place as an ancillary work for scholars examining the cross-currents of American intellectual history for the early years of the twentieth century. To a degree, the work supplements the excellent studies of the era by Hofstadter, Hartz, Noble, and Gabriel. The author asserts that his examination of the works of Howells, Crane, Dreiser, Norris and Churchill is to be accomplished from a different angle of vision. He further expresses the hope of employing this newer viewpoint to demonstrate the commitment of the "Progressive mind" to older values. Within the study, he does present adequate evidence in establishing his thesis. The author reiterates sufficiently that the era was not the revolutionary one pictured by historians, but was instead "transitional." Professor Schneider might well have identified specifically the writers whose dicta he strongly opposes. In this connection, his generalizations... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 4, 1966, p. 305-305
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2385, Date Accessed: 6/5/2020 10:10:50 PM

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