The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Gordon S. Wood


The preeminent historian of the Founding period displays at the beginning of yankee nationhood and explains why the yank Revolution continues to be so essential.

For Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. wooden, the yank Revolution is an important occasion in our background, bar none. when you consider that American identification is so fluid, we have now needed to regularly go back to our nation’s founding to appreciate who we're. In a sequence of illuminating essays, he explores the ideological origins of the Revolution—from historical Rome to the European Enlightenment—and the founders’ makes an attempt to forge a democracy. He displays at the origins of yankee exceptionalism, the radicalism and failed hopes of the founding new release, and the “terrifying hole” among us and the boys who created the democratic country we take without any consideration. this can be a profoundly revealing examine the development that solid the U.S. and its enduring strength to outline us. 

 

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