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The Americans: The Colonial Experience
     

The Americans: The Colonial Experience

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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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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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"What made the Americans Americans? This is the question posed by Daniel J. Boorstin in a thoughtful, readable and often provocative book." —Wesley Frank Craven, The New York Times

"This is an ambitious book, well-documented throughout, with many stimulating ideas. . . . Mr. Boorstin is searching for the the grandiose motives, probing the words and actions of the colonists for contemporary meaning."  —Hebert Mitgang, The New York Times

"Mr. Boorstin's focus in this impressive essay in intellectual history is the interplay between ideas and institution.  Using this as his perspective, he offers a fresh and arresting reading of the colonial mind."  —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

"A superb panorama of life in America from the first settlements on through the white hot days of the Revolution." - Bruce Lancaster, Saturday Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307756480
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
526,915
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Daniel J. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience, and The Democratic Experience) that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. He died in 2004.

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Americans: The Colonial Experience 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was long. It was painful. It was worth it.
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jacke_rits More than 1 year ago
Want to know a TON about American Colonial History? THIS IS THE BOOK!
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