The Americans: the democratic experience

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Random House, Jun 1, 1973 - History - 717 pages
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A critique of American life-styles and cultural evolution since the Civil War evaluates the price and quality of progress

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Daniel Boorstin is the most oft cited consensus historian of the post-war period. As critics observe, he is persistently oblivious to conflict and contest in American history. Worse than being reviled ... Read full review

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Daniel Boorstin gave us a great history book when he wrote 'The Americans'. In it he tells of the major initial settlements in the American colonies, 'the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay', 'the Quakers ... Read full review


Part One The GoGetters
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Daniel J. Boorstin, the former Librarian of Congress, is the author of "The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson "and is the editor of "An American Primer" and the series, "The Chicago History of American Civilization,"