Harper & Row, 1972, Paperback, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: N/A, First Paperback Edition
black titles spine; a volume in the series: ;Documentary History of the United States'; "The second quarter of the nineteenth century saw the earliest flowering of 'universal reform' in the United States, characterized by a humanitarian belief that society could be improved by human effort and that the individual was capable of moral redemption and ultimate perfection. These social and humanitarian movements were wholly American-reformist rather than revolutionary, liberating rather than radical - yet they drew support and often inspiration from Europe. Reformers and reform societies during this period produced a tremendous volume of reports, resolutions, pamphlets, speeches and sermons from which a selection has been made to demonstrate the variety and' complexity of this movement, as well as its essential homogeneity." ; the contents include: (1.) Roots of the Reform Impulse (2.). Aims of the Reform Impulse; A.- Saving the Disinherited of Society; B.- Uplifting the Laboring Classes; C.- Equalizing the Condition of Women; D.- Reforming the Educational System; E.- Ameliorating the Plight of the Negro; F.- Creating a Temperate Society; G.- Designing Models of the Good Society; H.- Reducing the Power of the State. (2.) Criticisms of the Reform Impulse.; previous owner's name on pre-title page but otherwise a clean & tight copy; 260 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; /American History; Sociology; American Studies; United States; 19th century; History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: HST00100.