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Circles and lines : the shape of life in early America

Author: John Demos
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2004.
Series: William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization, 2002.
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"In this book, John Demos offers an illuminating portrait of how colonial Americans, from the first settlers to the postrevolutionary generation, viewed their life experiences. He also offers an invaluable inside look into the craft of a master social historian, as he unearths - in unexpected places - fragments of evidence that help us probe the interior lives of people from the faraway past."
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Demos, John.
Circles and lines.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607139695
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Demos
ISBN: 0674013247 9780674013247
OCLC Number: 53374896
Description: xi, 98 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The traditional world and the logic of circularity --
The transitional world and the power of novelty --
The modern world and the rise of the linear.
Series Title: William E. Massey, Sr. lectures in the history of American civilization, 2002.
Responsibility: John Demos.

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