Originally published in 1973, this volume documents Bertrand Russell’s travels in America covering the period 1896-1945. It is presented in two halves with the first a biographical account of Russell’s involvement with the United States, with special reference to the seven visits he made there during this time period. Throughout this section the most representative of Russell’s journalistic writings are highlighted and these are presented as full texts in the second half of the book.
This collection is assembled to provide an understanding of Russell’s deep and many-sided involvement with the United States during his life. A documented account, it is supplemented with important letters, photographs and newspaper articles.
Introduction Part 1 1. America in 1896 2. Lucy Donnelly of Bryn Mawr 3. The Harvard Term, 1914 4. The First World War 5. A Letter to the President 6. Controversy at Harvard 7. Hopes and Fears 8. Socialist Teacher, 1924 9. Marriage and Morals 10. Return to America, 1938 11. A New York Appointment 12. The Chair of Indecency 13. The Barnes Foundation 14. Getting Back to England Illustrations. Part 2
Reissuing several works originally published between 1918 and 1985, Routledge Library Editions: Russell offers a selection of scholarship covering the life and theories of Bertrand Russell. The set includes two biographies, a skit commentary and works looking at areas of Russell's thought and philosophies from ethics to nature of knowledge.