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Montpelier Harrison Twp PL - Montpelier 917.3 BOO (Text) 76052000020164 MHTPLM Adult Reference Available -

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  • Physical Description: 434 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [1958]

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General Note:
First volume in a trilogy; the second of which is the author's The Americans: the national experience; and the third of which is his The Americans: the democratic experience.
Summary, etc.:
This book reinterprets American experience in the formative first half of our history. Emphatically rejecting the notion that America was merely a "second chance" for Europe, that the Revolution was a recapitulation and a preview of European Revolutions, Dr. Boorstin finds in the new and unforeseen conditions of early American life the roots of a distinctive civilization. The grand vision of democracy, for example, emerges, not as the inspired product of venerated Founding Fathers, but as the result of a multitude of fascinating and heretofore little-noticed circumstances. Once you have read the story, you will never again see American in quite the same way.
Target Audience Note:
adult Follett Library Book Co.
Subject: National characteristics, American.
United States > Civilization > To 1783.

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