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Twentieth-century Multiplicity: American Thought and Culture, 1900-1920

Twentieth-century Multiplicity: American Thought and Culture, 1900-1920 (Hardback)

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Twentieth-Century Multiplicity explores the effect of the culture-wide sense that prevailing syntheses failed to account fully for the complexities of modern life. As Daniel H. Borus documents the belief that there were many truths, many beauties, and many values-a condition that the historian Henry Adams labeled multiplicity-rather than singular ones prompted new departures in a myriad of discourses and practices ranging from comic strips to politics to sociology.

Daniel H. Borus is professor of history at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Writing Realism: Howells, James, and Norris in the Mass Market and the editor of These United States: Portraits of America in the 1920s.

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