The Americans : the colonial experience / by Daniel J. Boorstin.

; Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
New York; Bombay : Random House, Allied, 1958.

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Other Authors Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
Subjects Américains.
Bildung.
Civilization.
Diplomatie.
États-Unis -- Civilisation -- Jusqu'à 1783.
États-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle.
Intellectual life
Kultur.
National characteristics, American.
USA.
United States -- Civilization -- To 1783.
United States -- Intellectual life.
United States.
Description 434 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1958.
Notes "First printing."
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.
Bancroft Prize, 1959.
Summary Traces the development of America from the earliest settlements through the American Revolution, focusing on the attitudes and forces that formed the American character.
Contents The vision and the reality. A city upon a hill : the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay ; The inward plantation : the Quakers of Pennsylvania ; Victims of philanthropy : the settlers of Georgia ; Transplanters : the Virginians -- Viewpoints and institutions. An American frame of mind ; Educating the community ; The learned lose their monopolies ; New world medicine ; The limits of American science -- Language and the printed word. The new uniformity ; Culture without a capital ; A conservative press -- Warfare and diplomacy. A nation of minute men.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)423504
(OCoLC)ocm00423504
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Boorstin, Daniel J. 1914-2004.
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