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Published: 22 September 2009

352 Pages

ISBN: 9780195387896

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Making the American Self

Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Walker Howe

  • Charts the genesis and fascinating trajectory of a central idea in American history - the ability for Americans
  • Examining works by Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fuller, and others
  • Erudite, beautifully written, and more pertinent than ever, this book illuminates an impulse at the very heart of the American experience