American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the Puritans to the Cold War / Edition 1
  • American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the Puritans to the Cold War / Edition 1
  • American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the Puritans to the Cold War / Edition 1

American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the Puritans to the Cold War / Edition 1

by Neil Baldwin
     
 

In The American Revelation, Neil Baldwin, one of our most exciting and provocative intellectual historians, applies his formidable energies to the story of how the American Spirit developed over four centuries, through an inspiring--and unsparing--examination of selected ideals that have helped inform our culture through the vivid personalities who set the

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In The American Revelation, Neil Baldwin, one of our most exciting and provocative intellectual historians, applies his formidable energies to the story of how the American Spirit developed over four centuries, through an inspiring--and unsparing--examination of selected ideals that have helped inform our culture through the vivid personalities who set the course.

Figures both familiar and forgotten illuminate this timely narrative of popular history that enlivens the current debate about America's proper role in a turbulent post-9/11 world. Though an ideal may have been forgotten, that does not mean it no longer has the power to move us and shape our future.

Exuberant and lively, The American Revelation will inspire all readers, regardless of their politics, to revisit and revalue our country's high-minded heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312325442
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
07/11/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

1City on a hill : John Winthrop, 16307
2Common sense : Thomas Paine, 177623
3E Pluribus Unum : Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, 177643
4Self-reliance : Ralph Waldo Emerson, 184161
5Manifest destiny : John L. O'Sullivan, 184579
6Progress and poverty : Henry George, 187999
7The sphere of action : Jane Addams, 1902121
8The melting-pot : Israel Zangwill, 1908143
9The negro in our history : Carter G. Woodson, 1922163
10The Marshall plan : George C. Marshall, 1947183
Afterword : a sense of history205

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