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The Resource The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood, (text large print)

The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood, (text large print)

Label
The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States
Title
The idea of America
Title remainder
reflections on the birth of the United States
Statement of responsibility
Gordon S. Wood
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history. In a series of elegant and illuminating essays, Wood explores the ideological origins of the revolution--from ancient Rome to the European Enlightenment--and the founders' attempts to forge an American democracy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Gordon S
Dewey number
973.3
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.1
LC item number
.W77 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Democracy
  • Republicanism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Rhetoric and reality in the American Revolution -- The legacy of Rome in the American Revolution -- Conspiracy and the paranoid style -- Interests and disinterestedness in the making of the Constitution -- The origins of American Constitutionalism -- The making of American democracy -- The radicalism of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine considered -- Monarchism and republicanism in early America -- Illusions of power in the awkward era of federalism -- The American enlightenment -- A history of rights in early America -- Conclusion : the American revolutionary tradition, or why America wants to spread democracy around the world
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
542 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611731620
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper : large print)
Lccn
2011012796
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn711959781
  • (OCoLC)711959781
  • 1673494
Label
The idea of America : reflections on the birth of the United States, Gordon S. Wood, (text large print)
Publication
Contents
Rhetoric and reality in the American Revolution -- The legacy of Rome in the American Revolution -- Conspiracy and the paranoid style -- Interests and disinterestedness in the making of the Constitution -- The origins of American Constitutionalism -- The making of American democracy -- The radicalism of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine considered -- Monarchism and republicanism in early America -- Illusions of power in the awkward era of federalism -- The American enlightenment -- A history of rights in early America -- Conclusion : the American revolutionary tradition, or why America wants to spread democracy around the world
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
542 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611731620
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper : large print)
Lccn
2011012796
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn711959781
  • (OCoLC)711959781
  • 1673494

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