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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Dewey number
917.303
Index
index present
LC call number
E301
LC item number
.B6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
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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