Cover: American Incarnation in PAPERBACK

American Incarnation

The Individual, the Nation, and the Continent

Add to Cart

Product Details


$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674024274

Publication Date: 01/01/1989


250 pages


  • Introduction: One Man, One World
  • 1. Starting with Columbus
  • 2. The Mammoth Land
  • 3. Necessary and Sufficient Acts
  • 4. Plain and Fancy Fictions
  • 5. Transgression and Transformation
  • 6. The Rebirth of Tragedy
  • Epilogue: After the Culmination
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: A Brief History of Equality, by Thomas Piketty, from Harvard University Press

Five Reasons Why You Should Read Thomas Piketty’s A Brief History of Equality

In his surprising and powerful new work, A Brief History of Equality, Thomas Piketty reminds us that the grand sweep of history gives us reasons to be optimistic. Over the centuries, he shows, we have been moving toward greater equality. We asked him about his impassioned new book: why he wrote it, how it’s optimistic, and what we need to do to continue making progress on creating an equitable world.