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Bauer, Laurel. “Gertrude Himmelfarb Ponders the Role of Liberty in a World that Courts Moral Chaos.” Chicago Tribune Books (27 February 1994): 5.
Asserts that On Looking into the Abyss is an expose of problems facing contemporary American culture regarding the concepts of liberty and morality.
Colegate, Isabel. “Moral Uncertainties: The Abandonment of Victorian Values.” Los Angeles Times Book Review (19 March 1995): 2, 11.
Contends that Himmelfarb's The De-Moralization of Society raises important questions.
Coughlin, Ellen K. “In Jefferson Lecture, Historian Assails New Approaches to Studying the Past.” Chronicle of Higher Education (1 May 1991): A4, A8.
Provides an overview of Himmelfarb and her career on the occasion of her being chosen for the 20th annual Jefferson Lecture, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Furbank, P. N. “Poverty and Compassion.” Raritan 12, no. 1 (summer 1992): 138.
Provides a review of Himmelfarb's Poverty and Compassion.
Hollahan, Eugene. “Himmelfarb's Culture of Poverty and Hopkins's ‘Poor Jackself’.” CLIO 25, no. 1 (fall 1995): 43-61.
Provides a discussion of The Idea of Poverty, from a literary criticism perspective, in relation to the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.
Additional coverage of Himmelfarb's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 49-52; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 28, 66, 102; and Literature Resource Center.
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