The Enlightenment in America

The Enlightenment in America

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 28mm | 579.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195023676
  • 9780195023671

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"The most comprehensive survey of the topic to date....A work of impressive scholarship and critical insight."--Eighteenth-Century Studies"A pleasure to turn to....Possesses the same sympathy and 'rock-like dignity' as [May's] earlier works."--Times Literary Supplement"A dazzling success in a difficult field....The subject is complex; Professor May clarifies it without oversimplifying....His is the best kind of criticism because it is the most accurate."--Naomi Bliven, he New Yorker"A grand volume."--America"The first serious study of the American Enlightenment ever written....A significant contribution toward an understanding of the intellectual dilemmas of our own time. Indeed, it is one of the most important works of history to be published in recent decades."--Gordon S. Wood, History Book Club Reviewshow more

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