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Download Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Studies in Cultural History) PDF eBook

Download Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Studies in Cultural History) PDF eBook

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>>> Download Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Studies inCultural History) eBook <<<From Library Journal In this intellectual history, Howe (American history, Oxford Univ.)explores how Americans have developed their individualism or, as Jefferson phrased it, their"pursuit of happiness." Howe covers the entire 18th century and the first half of the 19th. Inaddition to Jefferson, he discusses figures like Jonathan Edwards, Benjamin Franklin, AbrahamLincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Margaret Fuller. Howe demonstrates that all these individualsagreed that human passions must be controlled by reason and that individualism should retain asense of virtue and a respect for the community. In the early 19th century, the quest for dignityand self-fulfillment expanded slowly to include blacks and women. An erudite study;recommended for academic and large public libraries.?Thomas J. Schaeper, St. BonaventureUniv., N.Y.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of printor unavailable edition of this title. Review "An erudite, original, and often eloquentreconstruction of, and tribute to, a vital and protean tradition in American liberalculture."--Charles Capper, Boston University "By reinvigorating a vanished past...Howeprovides also much to ponder for the present. We have no better historian on broad questions atthe intersection of mind and culture in the American past than Howe."--Mark A. Noll,University of Notre Dame "Howe succeeds triumphantly in linking the cultural gestures of politicos like Madison and Lincoln with the formal systems of thinkers like Edwards, andmiddle-brow culture brokers like Mann, Emerson, and Fuller. His skill in dovetailing theseotherwise angular and resistant minds illuminates landscapes of the American intellect...longclosed off to view."--Allen C. Guelzo, Books & CultureDownload Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln (Studies inCultural History) eBook - Click HERE!

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