The American Enlightenment, 1750-1820

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Harvard University Press, 1994 - History - 220 pages
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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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Robert A. Ferguson is George Edward Woodberry Professor in Law, Literature, and Criticism at Columbia University.

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