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Author Winterer, Caroline, 1966- author

Title American enlightenments : pursuing happiness in the Age of Reason / Caroline Winterer
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 355 pages) : illustrations
Series The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history.
Contents Introduction: American enlightenments -- The American setting -- Seashells in the Appalachians -- The civilization of the Aztecs -- The science of statistics and the invention of the "Indian population" -- Slavery in an enlightened age -- Religion in the Age of Reason -- The futuristic farmers of America -- Republics versus monarchies -- Epilogue: The tusks of the mastodon
Summary A provocative reassessment of the concept of an American golden age of European-born reason and intellectual curiosity in the years following the Revolutionary War
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-336) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Enlightenment -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300224567
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)