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The Americans: A Social History of the United States 1587-1914
The Americans A Social History of the United States 1587-1914 Author:J C Furnas J C Furnas has created a monumental work that brilliantly recounts America's past, with the politics left out, and its bearing on how and why we live and think as we do today. More than 400,000 words in length, the book investigates American traits for more than three centuries, charting the evolution of national attitudes and practices from pr... more »e-Colonial times to World War I. Its encyclopedic scope reflects not only its author's detailed knowledge of American history but also his deep love for his country despite all the crotchets, warts and foibles of which he is well aware.
What emerges is not a dry compendium but the author's great relish for the cordial intimacy between past and present. Taken together, like the bits of a mosaic, his facts build up a sense of the American national character.« less