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The Americans: The Colonial Experience (Americans Series)

by Daniel J. Boorstin

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Winner of the Bancroft Prize

In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present.

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The first book in a trilogy--and in many respects the best of the bunch--The Colonial Experience is an essential interpretation of how the habits of people who lived more than two centuries ago shaped the lives of modern Americans. Boorstin shows how an undiscovered continent shattered long-standing traditions and utopian fantasies with the hard demands of everyday life far from the sophisticated centers of European civilization: "Old categories were shaken up, and new situations revealed unsuspected uses for old knowledge," writes Boorstin. He starts with a series of penetrating essays on the Puritans of Massachusetts, the Quakers of Pennsylvania, the philanthropists of Georgia, and the planters of Virginia, then tackles a set of diffuse topics that range from astronomy to language to medicine in fascinating vignettes.

The Colonial Experience is must reading for anybody interested in the development of the American character. --John J. Miller

Product Description

Winner of the Bancroft Prize

In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present.

ASIN B003T0G98U
Amazon Sales Rank 181,603
Main Category Kindle Edition
Group eBooks
Publisher Vintage
Studio Vintage
Manufacturer Vintage
Language(s) English (Published)
Adult Product? No
 

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