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To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders

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Two time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bernard Bailyn has distilled a lifetime of study into this brilliant illumination of the ideas and world of the Founding Fathers. In five succinct essays he reveals the origins, depth, and global impact of their extraordinary creativity.

The opening essay illuminates the central importance of Americas provincialism to the formation of a truly original political system. In the chapters following, he explores the ambiguities and achievements of Jeffersons career, Benjamin Franklins changing image and supple diplomacy, the circumstances and impact of the Federalist Papers, and the continuing influence of American constitutional thought throughout the Atlantic world. To Begin the World Anew enlivens our appreciation of how America came to be and deepens our understanding of the men who created it.

About the Author

Bernard Bailyn did his undergraduate work at Williams College and his graduate work at Harvard, where he is currently Adams University Professor Emeritus and director of the International Seminar on the Atlantic World. His previous books include The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century; Education in the Forming of American Society; Pamphlets of the American Revolution, 1750-1776; The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, which received the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes in 1968; The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, which won the 1975 National Book Award for History; Voyagers to the West, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987; and Faces of Revolution: Personalities and Themes in the Struggle for American Independence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713088
Author:
Bailyn, Bernard
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Constitutional history
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Statesmen
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
106-1114
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65 BandW; 4 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.21 x 0.49 in 0.5 lb

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