The American Revelation

The American Revelation

Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country From the Puritans to the Cold War

Book - 2005
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Neil Baldwin, one of the most exciting intellectual historians, has written extensively about the great thinkers and innovators who have shaped our unique American identity. In THE AMERICAN REVELATION, he turns his energies to the unfolding story of how the American spirit developed over 400 years.This inspiring examination of the ideals that have grown to inform our national identity and of the figures who set the course for our evolving self image covers:City on a Hill - John Winthrop - 1630Common Sense - Thomas Paine - 1776E pluribus unum - Pierre-Eugene Du Simitiere - 1776Self Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841Manifest Destiny - John L. O'Sullivan - 1845Progress and Poverty - Henry George - 1879The Sphere of Action - Jane Addams - 1902The Melting Pot - Israel Zangwill - 1908The Negro in Our History - Carter Woodson - 1922The Marshall Plan - George C. Marshall - 1947Neil Baldwin writes of figures both familiar and forgotten in this work of popular history that seeks to illuminate and enliven the current debate about American's role in the world. Meticulously researched and entertainingly written, THE AMERICAN REVELATION will make all U.S. readers, regardless of their politics, be proud of our country's intellectual heritage and high-minded values and will reassert those ideals to the rest of the world.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312325435
0312325436
Branch Call Number: 973 B182
973 Baldwin
Characteristics: 253 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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