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America writes its history, 1650/1850 : the formation of a national narrative

Author: Jude M Pfister
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
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By turns irreverent, sympathetic and amusing, America Writes Its History, 1650-1850 adds to the public discourse on national identity as advanced through the written word. Highlighting the contributions of American writers who focused on history, the author shows that for nearly 200 years writers struggled to reflect, or influence, the public perception of America by Americans. This book is an introduction to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Pfister, Jude M.
America writes its history, 1650/1850
(DLC) 2014016956
(OCoLC)859384941
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jude M Pfister
ISBN: 9781476614489 1476614482
OCLC Number: 880147804
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Jude M. Pfister.

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By turns irreverent, sympathetic and amusing, America Writes Its History, 1650-1850 adds to the public discourse on national identity as advanced through the written word. Highlighting the contributions of American writers who focused on history, the author shows that for nearly 200 years writers struggled to reflect, or influence, the public perception of America by Americans. This book is an introduction to the development of history as a written art form, and an academic discipline, during America's most crucial and impressionable period. America Writes Its History, 1650-1850 takes the read.

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