U.S. Intellectual History Blog

something to chew on

“The challenge for intellectual history, as I conceive the enterprise, is to mediate between the history of ideas per se and the history of politics and society…By meeting the challenge successfully, intellectual history can demonstrate that it is not the rival, much less the adversary, of political and social history but their complement.”
Daniel Walker Howe
The Political Culture of the American Whigs, page 10