The Americans The Colonial Experience Author:Daniel J. Boorstin "Mr. Boorstin's focus in this impressive essay in intellectual history is the interplay between ideas and institution. Using this as his perspective, he offers a fresh and arresting reading of the colonial mind."
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
This is a great look at the colonial period in British North America. It was written in the late 1950's. Those of us who lived through those times and have witnessed the changes in the United States in the ensuing 50 years can gather insight into the maturity of the country. I think this book is a must read for anyone truly interested in American history.