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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Baker & Taylor
Identifying ten values that have inspired and defined the American national consciousness, a history by the former director of the National Book Foundation names the leaders who presented each ideal and explains how they shaped the nation's intellectual heritage. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
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--1630
Common Sense--Thomas Paine--1776
E pluribus unum--Pierre-Eugene Du Simitiere--1776
Self Reliance--Ralph Waldo Emerson--1841
Manifest Destiny--John L. O'Sullivan--1845
Progress and Poverty--Henry George--1879
The Sphere of Action--Jane Addams--1902
The Melting Pot--Israel Zangwill--1908
The Negro in Our History--Carter Woodson--1922
The Marshall Plan--George C. Marshall--1947

Neil 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.


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Identifying ten values that have inspired and defined the American national consciousness, a history names the leaders who presented each ideal and explains how they shaped the nation's intellectual heritage.
The story of ten quintessential and interconnected values that have inspired and defined the American national consciousness. A history by the former director of the National Book Foundation names the leaders who presented each ideal and explains how they shaped the nation's intellectual heritage.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312325435
0312325436
Characteristics: 253 p. : ports. ; 25 cm

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