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The American Enlightenment, 1750–1820

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674023222

Publication Date: 03/25/1997

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240 pages

6 x 9 inches

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This literary history of the American Revolution captures both the competition and the correspondences of religious and political conviction in the new nation. Robert Ferguson’s trenchant interpretation of Enlightenment thought reveals a forgotten tension in early republican writing, and the result is a new understanding of a pivotal but elusive period in American culture.

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