Cover: Becoming America: The Revolution before 1776, from Harvard University PressCover: Becoming America in PAPERBACK

Becoming America

The Revolution before 1776

Add to Cart

Product Details

PAPERBACK

$29.00 • £23.95 • €26.00

ISBN 9780674006676

Publication Date: 12/28/2001

Short

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

21 halftones

World

In his panoramic view of Britain’s mainland American colonies after 1680, Jon Butler reveals a strikingly “modern” character that belies the eighteenth-century quaintness fixed in history. Multinational, profit-driven, materialistic, politically self-conscious, power-hungry, religiously plural—the colonies in this epoch became a society the earliest colonists never imagined, a “new order of the ages” that anticipated the American Revolution.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2001 John G. Cawelti Award, Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association
The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket, In Mrs. Tully’s Room: A Childcare Portrait by Vivian Gussin Paley, Harvard University Press

Remembering Vivian Gussin Paley

Renowned educator and author Vivian Gussin Paley died recently. Her former editor at Harvard University Press, Elizabeth Knoll, looks back on her life and work, which emphasized storytelling as an important tool in children’s learning. Vivian Gussin Paley was a small, gray-haired schoolteacher

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.