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President Harry S. Truman Signing National Security Act Amendment of 1949
President Harry S. Truman, with military advisors, signing the National Security Act Amendment of 1949. Under his administration, military operations were expanded and consolidated into a single, unified Department of Defense.

Photograph of Richard Hofstadter, ca. 1948
Photograph of Richard Hofstadter, ca. 1948, which accompanied a review of The American Political Tradition entitled "History Debunked Realistically but to Excess."

Photo of William Graham Sumner
William Graham Sumner, apostle of rugged individualism in the Gilded Age.

Evicted sharecroppers along Highway 60, New Madrid County, Missouri
Photograph of evicted sharecroppers, 1939.

Felice Swados, Reform School Girl
Cover image of Felice Swados's Reform School Girl from 1948, originally published in 1941 as House of Fury.

Felice Swados Writing Novel
Felice Swados Writing Novel, 1940. Oil on canvas by Margaret LeFranc.

Mencken at typewriter.jpg
Portrait photograph taken in 1913 of a young H. L. (Henry Louis) Mencken working at his typewriter in the Baltimore Sun office. He holds a corncob pipe in his hand. The Sun offices were then located in a building on…

"From Calhoun to the Dixiecrats"
Cover page of a draft of Richard Hofstadter's article, "From Calhoun to the Dixiecrats," which appeared in the June 1949 issue of Social Research.

"American Liberalism from Bryan to Wilson," University College London, Spring, 1955
An assortment of programs and announcements of lectures given by Richard Hofstadter between 1955 and 1969.

Review ofThe Ageof Reformin Newsweek, October 31, 1955
A selection of reviews of Richard Hofstadter's Pullitzer Prize-winning 1955 book, The Age of Reform, from assorted publications across the United States.

"Politics and Classes," Review ofThe American Political Tradition
Included below are (1) "Politics and Classes," a review of The American Political Tradition in The New International, a Trotskyist newspaper; (2) reviews of the same book from The Washington Star and The Columbus Dispatch, Sept. 26, 1948; (3) "Some…

Review ofAmerican Political TraditioninThe NewYork Herald Tribune, September 19, 1948.
Review of American Political Tradition in The New York Herald Tribune (Weekly Book Review), September 19, 1948, written by Avery Craven.

Hostile letter in response to The American Political Tradition (page 1 of 3)
Hostile letter to Richard Hofstadter in response to his 1948 book, The American Political Tradition.

"History Debunked Realistically but to Excess." Review of The American Political Tradition.
1948 review of The American Political Tradition, with accompanying photograph of Richard Hofstadter. Publication unknown.

Notes on "the Spoilsmen," page one
Notes for Chapter 7 of The American Political Tradition, "The Spoilsmen: An Age of Cynicism"

Cover page, "William Leggett, Spokesman of Jacksonian Democracy"
Cover of Hofstadter's article, "William Leggett, Spokesman of Jacksonian Democracy," in Political Science Quarterly, December, 1943.

Notes on Andrew Jackson, forThe American Political Tradition chapter 3, "Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism" (page 1 of 4)
Notes taken by Richard Hofstadter on President Andrew Jackson, for chapter 3 of his book, The American Political Tradition,entitled "Andrew Jackson and the Rise of Liberal Capitalism"

American Political Tradition Book Jacket.
Book jacket for Richard Hofstadter's copy of The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It, original edition, 1940s.

Academic Survivals of Predatory Traits, page one
Satirical description of the world of academia, written by Richard Hofstadter around 1940.

Letter from Columbia, 1944
Letter from John A. Krout, professor of history at Columbia University, 1944.

Graduate School Research Paper, Table of Contents
A research paper, written by Richard Hofstadter while a graduate student at Columbia University, about the politics of New York City's working class in the 1830s and '40s.

Merle Curti letter, page one.
Letter from Merle Curti to Hofstadter, 1946.
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