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Freedom just around the corner : a new American history, 1585-1828

Author: Walter A McDougall
Publisher: New York : Perennial, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Presents a global interpretation of the history of the United States, in a narrative that offers new details and insights into such topics as the nation's successes and its structures of law, business, and politics.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter A McDougall
ISBN: 0060957557 9780060957551
OCLC Number: 60469247
Description: xiv, 638 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: American archetypes : what some great novels tell us about ourselves --
Saint George and the dragon : the original spirits of English expansion --
Planters, patroons, and puritans : the Chesapeake, New Netherlands, and New England, 1607-1660 --
Barbadians, Yorkers, and Quakers : the Carolinas, Middle Colonies, and New England, 1660-1689 --
Papists, witches, scofflaws, and preachers : colonists at war, business, and prayer, 1689-1740 --
Germans, four sorts of Britons, and Africans : peoples and cultures of the thirteen colonies to 1750 --
Soldiers, speculators, and savages : the French and Indian Wars turn Britain into the enemy, 1740-1763 --
Sons of Liberty and "two-bottle" tyrants : why independence became an imperative, 1763-1775 --
Patriots, Tories, slackers, and spies : the not-so-United States, hustling to be born, 1776-1783 --
Federalists, antis, vestals, and victims : the brilliant coups that begat the Constitution, 1783-1790 --
Master builders, party men, and a rogue : freemasonry, republicanism, and America's future, 1791-1800 --
Reluctant nationalists, eager imperialists : having fashioned a state, Americans turn into a nation, 1801-1815 --
Engineers, pioneers, peddlers, and Democrats : the rise of the West, 1816-1828 --
Travelers : apotheosis and apocalypse in American culture, c. 1830.
Responsibility: Walter A. McDougall.

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Presents a global interpretation of the history of the United States, in a narrative that offers new details and insights into such topics as the nation's successes and its structures of law, business, and politics.

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