American Enlightenment, 1750-1820 / Edition 1

American Enlightenment, 1750-1820 / Edition 1

by Robert A. Ferguson
     
 

This concise literary history of the American Enlightenment captures the varied and conflicting voices of religious and political conviction in the decades when the new nation was formed. Ferguson's trenchant interpretation yields new understanding of this pivotal period for American culture.See more details below

Overview

This concise literary history of the American Enlightenment captures the varied and conflicting voices of religious and political conviction in the decades when the new nation was formed. Ferguson's trenchant interpretation yields new understanding of this pivotal period for American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674023222
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/25/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,046,325
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Finding the Revolution

2. What Is Enlightenment? Some American Answers

3. Religious Voices

4. Writing the Revolution

5. The Literature of Public Documents

6. The Limits of Enlightenment

Bibliography

Index

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