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Focusing on the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the author examines the factors and institutions that have shaped the American character and culture
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From the beginning, what has given our culture its distinctive texture, pattern, and thrust, according to Michael Kammen, is the dynamic interaction of the imported and the indigenous.Review:
"A lively, wide-ranging book . . . highly impressive. . . . I wish I had written People of Paradox."―Marcus Cunliffe, New York Times Book Review
"Puts forth an interpretation that all American historical scholars will have to take seriously as they prepare their own versions of American history."―Carl Bridenbaugh, Yale Review
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Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110394460774
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0394460774 New book. Dust jacket in protective mylar cover has light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # C4-501
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, 1972. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0394460774