February has been a hectic month, with significant illness and significant responsibilities as chair of the History Department at Northwestern.
Nonetheless, I wanted to recognize that we have a winner for our comment contest. Congrats to Michael Brennen for his comment below.
I will be in touch with Michael to get him his copy of the book.
The marketing folks at Penguin recently sent me an extra copy of Amy Kittelstrom’s forthcoming book The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition.
I’ve not read it extensively, yet, but it carries some nice recommendations from well-known historians Jill Lepore, Daniel Walker Howe, and David D. Hall.
Kittelstrom is using intensive intellectual history to create a genealogy of liberalism in America.
I’ll be happy to send this book on to some fortunate reader. To win it, though, requires that you post a comment on this page. In the comment, answer this question: how would you define American liberalism? Be civil, be reflective.
Whoever leaves the best definition by noon on April 24 will get a copy of the book.