Advisor

David Johnson

Date of Award

1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (110 p.)

Subjects

Erich Fromm (1900-1980), David Riesman (1909-2002), David Morris Potter, American national characteristics

DOI

10.15760/etd.5735

Abstract

This thesis examines the study of national character through the work of the psychologist Erich Fromm, the sociologist David Riesman, and the historian David Potter. Above all Intend to provide a critical exegesis of the three thinkers will relate them to one another by discussing the Interconnections In their thought, beginning with Fromm's social psychological theory of character, turning to Riesman's theory of sociology and, finally, Potter's theory of American history. Each, I argue, must be studied in the context his time--above all the climate of horror and uncertainty at mid-century.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21656

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