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by Daniel J Boorstin

eBook The Americans, the national experience (Vol 2) epub
  • ISBN: 0747401152
  • Author: Daniel J Boorstin
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cardinal; Reprint edition (1988)
  • Pages: 517 pages
  • ePUB size: 1997 kb
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Daniel J. Boorstin, one of America's great historians, focuses on American ingenuity and emergent nationalism in this middle book of the Americans trilogy, dealing with a period extending roughly from the Revolution to the Civil War. Like its two companion volumes, The National. Like its two companion volumes, The National Experience is a sometimes quirky look at how certain patterns of living helped shape the character of the United States. The book simply overflows with ideas, all of them introduced in entertaining chapters on subjects such as the New England ice industry and the boomtowns of the Midwest.

What made the Americans Americans? This is the question posed by Daniel J. Boorstin in a thoughtful, readable . Boorstin in a thoughtful, readable and often provocative book. Wesley Frank Craven, The New York Times. This is an ambitious book, well-documented throughout, with many stimulating ideas. I began with reading this volume about the Colonial period, then read the National Experience which I thought was a bit more interesting and finally finished with the Best volume the Democratic Experience which I plan to read at least one more time. I HIGHLY recommend these books if you like to learn facts about American History that was and probably still not taught in public schools.

In The National Experience, Boorstin focuses on the development of a national character and national customs. Rather than trying to force history to fit into a deterministic and logical mold, Boorstin shows just how the disconnectedness of American history has contributed to American development. In this book Daniel Boorstin puts some distinctly American attitudes into historical perspective as he shows how "Boosterism" - the tendency to promote your town, region, etc. became a major force in the development of businesses, government and the press during the early 19th century. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience, and The Democratic . In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience, and The Democratic Experience) that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. He was the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. Библиографические данные. The Americans: The National Experience Americans Series (Том 2).

Daniel Joseph Boorstin (October 1, 1914 – February 28, 2004) was an American historian at the University of Chicago who wrote on many topics in American and world history. He was appointed the twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.

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Comments: (7)
Jozrone
I rate this (5) stars, Daniel Boorstin is an incredible writer and has an incredible understanding of the events that shaped early America, While this is a great book to truly get an appreciation of Boorstin, and then this book, I recommend reading The Discovers first if you haven't yet.
Gerceytone
Full of interesting information but typical of Boorstin it is wordy and show to get through.
Mataxe
I'm only halfway through this huge work, but I'm finding it completely compelling. I've read several histories and historical novels about the Civil War and the half-century leading up to it, but this is the first truly readable story that details the sociological and (to a lesser extent) political history of the U.S. from the Colonial period through the highs and lows of Western Expansion. Daniel J. Boorstin examines many extremely interesting and lesser known/understood factors, weaving the development of all forms of transportation; the politics of forming (and naming!) the Territories and States; the development of "upstart" cities; quintessentially American establishments, inventions, language, literature, etc., with the anomalous and tenacious "American spirit." This is definitely a must-read for history buffs and trivia fans.
Voodoolkree
Wonderful account of how America was put together as a functioning world.
blac wolf
I am reading The Americans for the second time and enjoying it even more than the first. It provides great context for the family historian to better understand the lives of our ancestors. At times a bit meandering, but nevertheless, there is fascinating detail here about things affecting daily life in the nineteenth century that I have not seen anywhere else. I would highly recommend all of Boorstin's books to the family researcher seeking to grasp the joys and challenges of life two hundred years ago.
Falya
Enjoyable reading for vacation.
Rainshaper
Fantastic!
We were very pleased with purchase.
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