Writing Early American History

Writing Early American History

by Alan Taylor
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812219104

ISBN-13: 2900812219103

Pub. Date: 01/03/2007

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

"How is American history written? In a series of review essays, Alan Taylor provides his own answer to this question." Together these reviews provide the general reader a rich introduction to their subjects. The books reviewed span an enormous range of scholarship, from popular biographies of Founding Fathers, to investigations of murders of prostitutes, to…  See more details below

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"How is American history written? In a series of review essays, Alan Taylor provides his own answer to this question." Together these reviews provide the general reader a rich introduction to their subjects. The books reviewed span an enormous range of scholarship, from popular biographies of Founding Fathers, to investigations of murders of prostitutes, to discussions of frontier technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900812219103
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/03/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280

Table of Contents

1The voyage in7
2Blood and soil15
3Germ colonies24
4Martyrs to Venus34
5Sex and the city45
6In a strange way57
7Crucibles67
8A seeking people78
9Midnight ramblers90
10Worlds within words97
11The Virginians107
12Devil in a blue dress120
13The bad birds128
14The forgotten war137
15Power shopping150
16For the benefit of Mr. Kite165
17The good father175
18The founding swindlers184
19Pluribus193
20Clintonism202
21The exceptionalist215
22Poor Richard, rich Ben225
23Threads of history237
24Transformer245

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