The Story of America: Essays on Origins

The Story of America: Essays on Origins

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In The Story of America, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories--from John Smith's account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address--to show how American democracy is bound up with the history of print. Over the centuries, Americans have read and written their way into a political culture of ink and type.

Part civics primer, part cultural history, The Story of America excavates… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (October 07, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

File size: 550 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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