Merle Curti

Merle Curti was an American historian who made significant contributions to the intellectual and social history of the United States. He was born on September 15, 1897, and passed away on March 9, 1996. Curti is particularly known for his work on the history of American thought and culture. His book 'The Growth of American Thought,' which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1944, is one of his most notable works. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and influenced the field of American Studies through his teaching and scholarship.


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  1. 1. The Growth of American Thought

    "The Growth of American Thought" is a comprehensive historical analysis of the development of intellectual and social ideologies in the United States, from colonial times to the mid-20th century. The book explores how various factors, including political, economic, and social changes, influenced the evolution of American thought and culture. It provides a detailed examination of the ideas that shaped the nation, the thinkers behind them, and the impact these ideas had on the country's growth and development.