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America in Theory

America in Theory( )
Editor: Berlowitz, Leslie C.
Donoghue, Denis
Menand, Louis
Publication Date:Jan 1989
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The appeal to a shared sense of origins and national purpose is part of the rhetoric of American life. Every new item on the social agenda--from the New Deal, to the Space Program, to affirmative action--has attempted to justify itself as an expression of American ideals. But the historical source of "the American experience" is a matter of dispute: was it the founding documents, New England puritanism, transcendentalism, the sentiment of individualism, the myth of America as a...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / American Government / General
Political Science / Constitutions
Political Science / Civil Rights
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.75 x 8.56 x 1.125 Inches
Book Weight:1.149 Pounds
Author Biography
Denis Donoghue is University Professor and Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at New York University.

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