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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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  • Preface
  • 1. Finding the Revolution
  • 2. What Is Enlightenment? Some American Answers
  • 3. Religious Voices
  • 4. Writing the Revolution
  • 5. The Literature of Public Documents
  • 6. The Limits of Enlightenment
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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