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Writing early American history

Author: Alan Taylor
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How is American history written? In a series of review essays, Alan Taylor provides his own answer to this question." "Together these reviews provide the general reader a rich introduction to their subjects. The books reviewed span an enormous range of scholarship, from popular biographies of Founding Fathers, to investigations of murders of prostitutes, to discussions of frontier technology."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Alan, 1955-
Writing early American history.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, ©2005
(OCoLC)607662390
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Taylor
ISBN: 0812238834 9780812238839 0812219104 9780812219104
OCLC Number: 57429326
Description: xiv, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1. Bodies and minds --
Part 2. Souls --
Part 3. Empire --
Part 4. Founders --
Part 5. HIstorians --
Index.
Responsibility: Alan Taylor.

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