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American Incarnation - a book by Jehlen, Myra

American Incarnation

The Individual, the Nation, and the Continent

American Incarnation( )
Author: Jehlen, Myra
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
Book Description:

In exploring the origins and character of the American liberal tradition, Jehlen begins with the proposition that the decisive factor that shaped the European settlers' idea of "America" or the "American" was material rather than conceptual--it was the physical fact of the land. European settlers came to a continent on which they had no history, bringing the ideology of liberal individualism, which they projected onto the land itself. They believed the continent proclaimed that...
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