Daniel Walker Howe

Daniel Walker Howe is Professor Emeritus in the department of history at the University of California-Los Angeles and Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford University, UK. His published books have won a number of awards, most recently the Pulitzer Prize for History for his volume in the Oxford History of the United States What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848.


Volume 91

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Guests on Volume 91: John Witte, Jr., on the life and work of legal historian Harold Berman and on the revolutionary changes throughout the history of law in the West; Hugh Brogan, on Alexis de Tocqueville’s understanding of democracy, equality, liberty, free association, social status, and the dangers of centralized government; Daniel Ritchie, on Tocqueville’s analysis of the dangers of individualism (and how they might be avoided); Daniel Walker Howe, on the confidence in progress and Providence in early 19th-century America; George McKenna, on how the Puritan understanding of God’s purposes in history shaped American political culture; and Patrick Deneen, on the differences between Aristotelian and modern political philosophy and on how Wendell Berry’s thought demonstrates his identity as a "Kentucky Aristotelian."