Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

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Originally published in 1997 and now back in print, Making the American Self by Daniel Walker Howe, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of What Hath God Wrought , charts the genesis and fascinating trajectory of a central idea in American history. One of the most precious liberties Americans have always cherished is the ability to "make something of themselves"--to choose not only an occupation but an identity. Examining works by Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau ...

Making the American Self: Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln 2009, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195387896

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