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Ribuffo, "President James A. Garfield Had a Great Personality" (Personality and the Self Panel, Part III)

Dear Readers: As a special holiday season treat, I give you one of the more interesting panels from our recent conference–“Personality and the Self in Twentieth-Century American Social Thought.”‘ See the first paper by Dave Varel here. The second paper by Dave Steigerwald is here. Below are the comments by Leo Ribuffo. PRESIDENT JAMES A. GARFIELD HAD A GREAT PERSONALITY Leo P. Ribuffo, The George Washington UniversityIn the generous spirit of S-USIH, this is less a comment in the AHA/OAH “gotcha” sense than some reflections on two interesting articles. My first reflection is that both of these essays deal with Read more