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The Resource The Americans : the national experience, by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Americans : the national experience, by Daniel J. Boorstin

Label
The Americans : the national experience
Title
The Americans
Title remainder
the national experience
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel J. Boorstin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Historical survey of America's self-discovery in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
917.303
Index
index present
LC call number
E301
LC item number
.B6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Americans : the national experience, by Daniel J. Boorstin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Continuation of the author's The Americans: the colonial experience
Bibliography note
Includes "Bibliographical notes" (p. 433-495) and index
Contents
pt. 1. The versatiles: New Englanders. The sea leads everywhere -- Inventing resources: ice for the Indies -- Inventing resources: granite for a new stone age -- Organizing the American factory -- From skill to know-how: "a circulating current: -- A common-law way of thinking -- The improving spirit -- pt. 2. The transients: joiners. On the continent-ocean: men move in groups -- The organizers -- Community before government -- The natural law of transient communities: claim clubs and priority rule -- The natural law of transient communities: vigilantism and majority rule -- Leaving things behind -- Getting there first -- The democracy of haste -- pt. 3. The upstarts: boosters. The businessman as an American institution -- The booster press -- "Palaces of the public: -- The balloon-frame house -- Culture with many capitals: the booster college -- Competitive communities -- pt. 4. The rooted and the uprooted: Southerners, white and black. How the planter lost his versatility -- Indelible immigrants -- Invisible communities: the Negroes' churches -- The unwritten law: how it grew in slavery -- How Southern gentlemen became honor-bound -- Metaphysical politics -- pt. 5. The vagueness of the land. A half-known country: settlement before discovery -- Packaging a continent -- Government as a service institution -- Uncertain boundaries -- A dubious destiny -- pt. 6. American ways of talking. An ungoverned vocabulary -- Tall talk: half-truth or half-lie? -- Booster talk: the language of anticipation -- Names in profusion and confusion -- A declamatory literature -- pt. 7. Search for symbols. Heroes or clowns? Comic supermen from a subliterature -- They mythologizing of George Washington -- How local patriotism made national heroes -- The quest for a national past -- A festival of national purpose -- pt. 8. A spacious republic. The imperial vagueness: from sovereignty to federalism -- The federal vagueness: born in secession -- Quests for definition: constitutions of the United States -- Unionist ways from a secessionist tradition
Control code
49121
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
517 p.
Lccn
65017440
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00360759
  • (OCoLC)360759
Label
The Americans : the national experience, by Daniel J. Boorstin
Publication
Note
Continuation of the author's The Americans: the colonial experience
Bibliography note
Includes "Bibliographical notes" (p. 433-495) and index
Contents
pt. 1. The versatiles: New Englanders. The sea leads everywhere -- Inventing resources: ice for the Indies -- Inventing resources: granite for a new stone age -- Organizing the American factory -- From skill to know-how: "a circulating current: -- A common-law way of thinking -- The improving spirit -- pt. 2. The transients: joiners. On the continent-ocean: men move in groups -- The organizers -- Community before government -- The natural law of transient communities: claim clubs and priority rule -- The natural law of transient communities: vigilantism and majority rule -- Leaving things behind -- Getting there first -- The democracy of haste -- pt. 3. The upstarts: boosters. The businessman as an American institution -- The booster press -- "Palaces of the public: -- The balloon-frame house -- Culture with many capitals: the booster college -- Competitive communities -- pt. 4. The rooted and the uprooted: Southerners, white and black. How the planter lost his versatility -- Indelible immigrants -- Invisible communities: the Negroes' churches -- The unwritten law: how it grew in slavery -- How Southern gentlemen became honor-bound -- Metaphysical politics -- pt. 5. The vagueness of the land. A half-known country: settlement before discovery -- Packaging a continent -- Government as a service institution -- Uncertain boundaries -- A dubious destiny -- pt. 6. American ways of talking. An ungoverned vocabulary -- Tall talk: half-truth or half-lie? -- Booster talk: the language of anticipation -- Names in profusion and confusion -- A declamatory literature -- pt. 7. Search for symbols. Heroes or clowns? Comic supermen from a subliterature -- They mythologizing of George Washington -- How local patriotism made national heroes -- The quest for a national past -- A festival of national purpose -- pt. 8. A spacious republic. The imperial vagueness: from sovereignty to federalism -- The federal vagueness: born in secession -- Quests for definition: constitutions of the United States -- Unionist ways from a secessionist tradition
Control code
49121
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
517 p.
Lccn
65017440
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm00360759
  • (OCoLC)360759

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