Item #57595 New horizons in American life. John Jay Chapman.

New horizons in American life

New York: Columbia University Press, 1932. First edition, 8vo, pp. [8], 3-50, [4]; original brown cloth; gilt-stamped monogram of Columbia University on front cover; gilt spine lettering; fore-edge and lower edge untrimmed; near fine. Some musings about American university education and trends in popular thought. John Jay Chapman was a prolific essayist, speaker, and social reformer. "His work is marked by originality and felicity of expression, and the opinion of many critics has placed him in the front rank of the American essayists of his day" (Wikipedia). His attitude was staunchly progressive, and he spoke out against racialized lynchings and in support of radical abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, with whom his grandmother, Maria Weston Chapman, was a close associate. He was much respected by his contemporaries, but never widely read, and most of his work has long been out of print. Item #57595

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