Diggins, John P.

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John Patrick Diggins (1935-2009) was an intellectual historian, university professor, and the author of numerous publications, including Mussolini and Fascism; the view from America (1972), The American Left in the Twentieth Century (1973), The Promise of Pragmatism: Modernism and the Crisis of Knowledge and Authority (1994), and Ronald Reagan: Fate, Freedom and the Making of History (2007). He earned his doctorate at the University of Southern California in 1964 and went on to teach at San Francisco State College, the University of California, Irvine, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In addition to his full-length historical works, Diggins also wrote articles for many publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Review of Books, and the American Political Science Review and acted as a consultant for several documentary films.

From the guide to the John P. Diggins papers, 1966-2008, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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American historian.

From the guide to the John P. Diggins letters received, 1969-1989, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf John P. Diggins papers, 1966-2008 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf John P. Diggins letters received, 1969-1989 Hoover Institution Archives.
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associatedWith Bell, Daniel, 1919-2011 person
associatedWith Burnham, James, 1905-1987 person
associatedWith City University of New York. Graduate School and University Center corporateBody
associatedWith Didion, Joan person
associatedWith Draper, Theodore, 1912-2006 person
associatedWith Galbraith, John Kenneth, 1908-2006 person
associatedWith Herberg, Will person
associatedWith Hook, Sidney, 1902- person
associatedWith Hook, Sidney, 1902-1989 person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990 person
associatedWith Riesman, David, 1909-2002 person
associatedWith San Francisco State College corporateBody
associatedWith Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007 person
associatedWith Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004 person
associatedWith University of California, Irvine corporateBody
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Historians--United States--Correspondence
Communism and intellectuals
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Birth 1935-01-04

Death 2009-01-28




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