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The Resource American enlightenments : pursuing happiness in the Age of Reason, Caroline Winterer, (electronic resource)

American enlightenments : pursuing happiness in the Age of Reason, Caroline Winterer, (electronic resource)

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American enlightenments : pursuing happiness in the Age of Reason
Title
American enlightenments
Title remainder
pursuing happiness in the Age of Reason
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Caroline Winterer
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Language
eng
Summary
A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War The accepted myth of the “American Enlightenment” suggests that the rejection of monarchy and establishment of a new republic in the United States in the eighteenth century was the realization of utopian philosophies born in the intellectual salons of Europe and radiating outward to the New World. In this revelatory work, Stanford historian Caroline Winterer argues that a national mythology of a unitary, patriotic era of enlightenment in America was created during the Cold War to act as a shield against the threat of totalitarianism, and that Americans followed many paths toward political, religious, scientific, and artistic enlightenment in the 1700s that were influenced by European models in more complex ways than commonly thought. Winterer's book strips away our modern inventions of the American national past, exploring which of our ideas and ideals are truly rooted in the eighteenth century and which are inventions and mystifications of more recent times.--
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1966-
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Winterer, Caroline
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
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  • Enlightenment
  • United States
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American enlightenments : pursuing happiness in the Age of Reason, Caroline Winterer, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ybp13196267
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 355 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780300224566
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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remote
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(OCoLC)974947564
Label
American enlightenments : pursuing happiness in the Age of Reason, Caroline Winterer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1362418
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ybp13196267
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 355 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780300224566
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974947564

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