American Studies
American Studies

William H. Goetzmann's Book Signing

Thu, April 16, 2009 | Book People

BEYOND THE REVOLUTION is an overarching, comprehensive look at the development of a uniquely American philosophy. Goetzmann—whose five decades of scholarship in American studies make him singularly qualified to take on a subject with such an expansive scope—begins with the American Revolution, detailing how the events surrounding the colonists’ call for independence helped to forge a completely new kind of society and ideology. Goetzmann goes on to describe how the fledgling nation approached the brink of, and then achieved, intellectual take-off by the beginning of the twentieth century. His account of this progression is all-encompassing, and BEYOND THE REVOLUTION offers an explanation of how the intellectual history of the United States has undeniably shaped our national culture.

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