After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

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by Joseph J. Ellis
     
 

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An entrepreneur, a writer who wanted to depict an ideal society, a dramatist who tried to reconcile high aesthetic standards and populism, and a Connecticut Yankee who ran into the contradictions of conservatism and liberalism -- each of the four men depicted in this book had a vision of what kind of society post-Revolutionary America should be. Through portraits of

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An entrepreneur, a writer who wanted to depict an ideal society, a dramatist who tried to reconcile high aesthetic standards and populism, and a Connecticut Yankee who ran into the contradictions of conservatism and liberalism -- each of the four men depicted in this book had a vision of what kind of society post-Revolutionary America should be. Through portraits of these bellwether figures, the prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis examines the currents that were shaping the new country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393952001
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1981
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph J. Ellis is Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke Collegeand author of the National Book Award-winning American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers, and Passionate Sage.

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After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. It shined light on some less known people of the revolutionary generation that had a great impact on the culture rather than the oft studied persons who established our political system. It was well written and for the most part engaging. I enjoyed it.