The American Enlightenment, 1750-1820
This concise literary history of the American Enlightenment captures the varied and conflicting voices of religious and political conviction in the decades when the new nation was formed. Ferguson's trenchant interpretation yields new understanding of this pivotal period for American culture.
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Finding the Revolution
What Is Enlightenment? Some American Answers
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