Cover: Nothing Stands Still: Essays by Arthur M. Schlesinger, from Harvard University PressCover: Nothing Stands Still in E-DITION

Nothing Stands Still

Essays by Arthur M. Schlesinger

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674422124

Publication Date: 01/01/1969

204 pages

Belknap Press

World

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

Arthur M. Schlesinger (1888–1965) was one of America’s most distinguished and influential historians. The basis of his conception of history, as he put it in a note found among his papers, is that “nothing stands still.” The moral he drew from this was the need for “a liberal, flexible attitude” on the part of both the historian and the citizen.

This volume, with an introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., brings together eleven of Professor Schlesinger’s essays not previously collected in book form. Written between 1929 and 1965, they fall into two sections—“The Scholar,” which includes essays dealing with historical questions, and “The Citizen,” which includes those dealing with public affairs. Illustrating the wide range of Professor Schlesinger’s professional and humane interests, these essays set forth some of his views on the nature of the historical enterprise and record his own involvement in and hopes for American democracy.

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Cover: A Theory of Justice: Original Edition, by John Rawls, from Harvard University Press

John Rawls: Speaking in a Shared Political Language

On the occasion of the anniversary of the publication of A Theory of Justice, Andrius Gališanka, author of John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice, reflects on some of Rawls’s ideas on moral and political reasoning