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Boats Against the Current American Culture Between Revolution and Modernity, 1820-1860

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ISBN-10: 0742522504

ISBN-13: 9780742522503

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lewis Perry

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Now available for the first time in paperback, Boats Against the Current offers a brilliant portrait of a society in the midst of change, expansion, and reflection about its own future and past. Written by one of our leading intellectual historians, it makes a major contribution to our understanding of the emergence of modern American culture.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface to the Paperback Edition
A New Way of Life
The Hero and His Roles
A Vagabond's View of Civilization
The Dead Past
Looking for Connections
Choosing a Past
Holding onto History
Ruins and Stumps
Tocqueville: Wilderness and Civilization
Bremer: Home and Citizenship
The Opening of the American Mind
Ambiguous Argonaut
Life as a Masquerade
City of Unwork
Specimens of Equivoke
On the Road
Confidence and Sincerity
Emerson on the World of Shows
Against the Current
A Step Toward Modernity
The Experience of Change
Epilogue: Retelling the Story