David A. Hollinger is Preston Hotchkis Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include After Cloven Tongues of Fire (2013), Postethnic America: Beyond Multiculturalism (Third Edition, Expanded, 2006), Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity (2006), and Science, Jews, and Secular Culture (1996). He is a former President of the Organization of American Historians and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Charles Capper is Professor of History at Boston University. He is the author or coeditor of several books, including Margaret Fuller: An American Romantic Life, Vol. 1: The Private Years (OUP, 1992), which won the 1993 Bancroft Prize, and Vol. 2: The Public Years (OUP, 2007); and Transient and Permanent: The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts (1999). He is also a coeditor of Modern Intellectual History.
"This is a wonderfully rich collection of primary source readings, intelligently selected and usefully organized. This updated edition is indispensable for undergraduate courses in American intellectual or cultural history, a stimulating supplement to any undergraduate course about the United States, and required reading for graduate students."--Dorothy Ross, Johns Hopkins University