The Americans

The Americans This vintage book from has been converted to digital format with original illustrations A great classic for the home or classroom an interesting old fashioned reference book and an outstanding

  • Title: The Americans
  • Author: Hugo Münsterberg
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This vintage book from 1904 has been converted to digital format with original illustrations A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find PREFACE In the Preface to my American Traits, in which I defended German ideals and criticised some American tendencies, I said, some years ago It has been often qThis vintage book from 1904 has been converted to digital format with original illustrations A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find PREFACE In the Preface to my American Traits, in which I defended German ideals and criticised some American tendencies, I said, some years ago It has been often questioned whether I am right in fighting merely against American shortcomings from a German point of view, and in trying to destroy prejudices on this side of the water whether it is not, in a still higher degree, my duty to attempt the same for the other side for German prejudices concerning the United States are certainly not less severe, and the points in which Germany might learn from American culture not less numerous The question is fair, and I shall soon put before the German public a book on American life a book which deals in a detailed way with the political, economic, intellectual, and social aspects of American culture Its purpose is to interpret systematically the democratic ideals of America Here is the book it fulfils the promise, and it might appear that no further explanation is needed And yet, in sending a book into the world, I have never felt strongly the need of prefatory excuses excuses not for writing the book, but for agreeing to its translation into English To outline American life for readers beyond the sea is one thing to appear before an American audience and to tell them solemnly that there is a Republican and a Democratic party, and that there are troubles between capital and labour, is quite another thing To inform my German countrymen about America may be to fill a long felt want but, as a German, to inform the Americans on matters which they knew before they were born seems, indeed, worse than superfluous viiiWhen I was urged, on so many sides, to bring my Americans before the Americans, it was, therefore, clear to me from the outset that I ought not to do it myself under any circumstances If I had translated the book myself, it would have become simply an English book, written in English by the author and yet its only possible right to existence must lie in its reflected character, in its having been written for others, in its coming back to the New World from the Old My friend, Dr Holt, who has been for years my assistant in the Harvard Psychological Laboratory, has assisted, therefore, in this social psychological experiment, and translated the book from the German edition I have been still influenced by another consideration If the book were chiefly a record of facts, it would be folly for a foreigner to present it to the citizens but the aim of the book is a quite different one To make a real scientific study of the facts, I should have felt utterly incompetent indeed, it may be doubted whether any one could hope to master the material of the various fields a division of labour would then become necessary The historian, the politician, the economist, the jurist, the engineer, and many others would have to co operate in a scholarly investigation of American events and I have no right to any of these titles I am merely a psychologist, and have not set out to discover new material The only aim of the book is to study the American man and his inner tendencies and, perhaps, a truer name for my book would have been The Philosophy of Americanism For such a task the outsider may be, after all, not quite unsuited, since the characteristic forces make themselves easily felt by him than by those who have breathed the atmosphere from their childhood.

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