Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776 / Edition 1

Becoming America: The Revolution Before 1776 / Edition 1

by Jon Butler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674000919

ISBN-13: 9780674000919

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, power-hungry, religiously plural: America today -- and three hundred years ago. Jon Butler's panoramic view of the mainland American colonies after 1680 transforms our customary picture of prerevolutionary America; it reveals a strikingly "modern" character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history.

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Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, power-hungry, religiously plural: America today -- and three hundred years ago. Jon Butler's panoramic view of the mainland American colonies after 1680 transforms our customary picture of prerevolutionary America; it reveals a strikingly "modern" character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history. Stressing the middle and late decades (the hitherto "dark ages") of the American colonial experience, Butler shows us vast revolutionary changes in a society that, for ninety years before 1776, was already becoming America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674000919
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Peoples8
2Economy50
3Politics89
4Things Material131
5Things Spiritual185
61776225
Notes251
Acknowledgments312
Index315

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