Journal of American History review of Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism


Here is a link for information about The Journal of American History review of Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism. The full review cannot be posted at this time. The reviewer, Campbell Craig, notes, “Richard Drake has written a straightforward account of Beard’s rise and fall, based on an impressive amount of primary research and a clear mastery of Beard’s writing and thinking about U.S. domestic politics. The book excels at showing how Beard’s understanding of American history evolved from a monocausal economic interpretation in his earlier work to more nuanced argumentation later on, and Drake also takes readers into Beard’s growing preoccupation with foreign affairs in the late 1930s.”

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