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New York Intellect is Thomas Bender's remarkable look at the connections between the life of a city and the life of the mind. New York has never been comfortable or convenient as a milieu for art and intellect, Bender notes. Yet New Yorkers have always struggled to create institutions and styles of thought and writing that reflect the special character of the city, its boundless energies and deep divisions.

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Thomas Bender is University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of "Intellect and Public Life: Essays on the Social History of Academic Intellectuals in the United States "(1993), "New York Intellect: A History of Intellectual Life in New York City, from 1750 to the Beginnings of Our Own Time "(1988), and "Community and Social Change in America "(1978) and the editor of "The Antislavery Debate: Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation "(California, 1992).
Published April 24, 2013 by Knopf. 422 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In the earliest period, a patrician class, who saw no contradiction between commerce and culture, controlled intellectual life with the full consent of the lower classes, Later, when commerce and culture split apart due to the expansion of the capitalist market, a Literary Culture, forged by gent...

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