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The Resource The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood

The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood

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The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States
Title
The idea of America
Title remainder
reflections on the birth of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Gordon S. Wood
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history. In a series of elegant and illuminating essays, Wood explores the ideological origins of the revolution--from ancient Rome to the European Enlightenment--and the founders' attempts to forge an American democracy
Summary
Evaluates the American Revolution as the nation's most definitive event, presenting essays that explore the ideological origins of the war, the founders' attempt to create an American democracy, and the gap between the views of the founders and present-day citizens
Writing style
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385618
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.W77 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
reflections on the birth of the United States
Label
The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rhetoric and reality in the American Revolution -- The legacy of Rome in the American Revolution -- Conspiracy and the paranoid style -- Interests and disinterestedness in the making of the Constitution -- The origins of American Constitutionalism -- The making of American democracy -- The radicalism of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine considered -- Monarchism and republicanism in early America -- Illusions of power in the awkward era of federalism -- The American enlightenment -- A history of rights in early America -- Conclusion : the American revolutionary tradition, or why America wants to spread democracy around the world
Control code
5502133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
385 p.
Isbn
9781594202902
Lccn
2010045829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn678537224
  • (OCoLC)678537224
Label
The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Rhetoric and reality in the American Revolution -- The legacy of Rome in the American Revolution -- Conspiracy and the paranoid style -- Interests and disinterestedness in the making of the Constitution -- The origins of American Constitutionalism -- The making of American democracy -- The radicalism of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine considered -- Monarchism and republicanism in early America -- Illusions of power in the awkward era of federalism -- The American enlightenment -- A history of rights in early America -- Conclusion : the American revolutionary tradition, or why America wants to spread democracy around the world
Control code
5502133
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
385 p.
Isbn
9781594202902
Lccn
2010045829
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn678537224
  • (OCoLC)678537224

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