Lincoln Dreamt He Died: The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonial Times to Freud

Lincoln Dreamt He Died: The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonial Times to Freud

Andrew Burstein


sooner than Sigmund Freud made goals the cornerstone of knowing an individual's internal existence, americans shared their goals unabashedly with each other via letters, diaries, and informal dialog. during this leading edge e-book, extremely popular historian Andrew Burstein is going again for the 1st time to find what we will know about the lives and feelings of usa citizens, from colonial instances to the start of the trendy age. via an intensive examine of desires recorded through iconic figures reminiscent of John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, in addition to daily women and men, we glimpse the feelings of past generations and know how these emotions formed their lives and careers, hence gaining a fuller, multi-dimensional feel of our personal earlier. nobody has ever checked out the development blocks of the yank id during this method, and Burstein finds vital clues and landmarks that convey the origins of the tips and values that stay relevant to who we're this day.

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