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The Americans

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| Paperback | 9780394710112

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history.

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    In the first volume of his prize-winning trilogy [the author] looks at the early history of America from the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers. Why were the Puritans more influential than the Quakers? How did new American ways arise out of the unsettl ...(continue)

    In the first volume of his prize-winning trilogy [the author] looks at the early history of America from the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers. Why were the Puritans more influential than the Quakers? How did new American ways arise out of the unsettling of European ideals? The excitement of starting afresh in every area of life, whether farming, law, the language itself, knowledge or religion; the influence of the vastness of the continent and its tremendous resource; these and hundreds of other factors are marshalled by Boorstin, with remarkable clarity and ability, to show how the experience of settling and colonizing was a start on the road that led eventually to a separate American identity.

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