The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Gordon S. Wood


The preeminent historian of the Founding period displays at the beginning of yank nationhood and explains why the yankee Revolution continues to be so essential.

For Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. wooden, the yankee Revolution is crucial occasion in our heritage, bar none. on the grounds that American identification is so fluid, now we have needed to always go back to our nation’s founding to appreciate who we're. In a sequence of illuminating essays, he explores the ideological origins of the Revolution—from old Rome to the European Enlightenment—and the founders’ makes an attempt to forge a democracy. He displays at the origins of yankee exceptionalism, the radicalism and failed hopes of the founding iteration, and the “terrifying hole” among us and the lads who created the democratic kingdom we take without any consideration. this can be a profoundly revealing examine the development that cast the USA and its enduring strength to outline us. 

 

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