Volume 5 (1983)
Thomas Bender, editor
The fifth number of the Newsletter begins with two syllabi, both representing courses taught by Joseph J. Ellis. Daniel Walker Howe has contributed an essay suggesting some of the possibilities for understanding the place and importance of the classics in nineteenth century America, while Peter Dobkin Hall suggests a framework for studying the intellectual history of twentieth century America.
Shorter essays by Anthony Grafton and by James Fulcher consider, respectively, Norman Fiering's study of moral philosophy at seventeenth century Harvard, and the notion of context and formula in popular culture materials. Cushing Strout responds to the essay by Richard King in Number 3 (Spring, 1981) of the Newsletter.
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