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The Story of America

Essays on Origins

The Story of America( )
Author: Lepore, Jill
ISBN:978-1-283-61105-3
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

In "The Story of America," Harvard historian and "New Yorker" staff writer Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories--from John Smith's account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address--to show how American democracy is bound up with the history of print. Over the centuries, Americans have read and written their way into a political culture of ink and type.

Part civics primer, part cultural history, "The Story of America" excavates...
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Pages:427
Author Biography
Lepore, Jill (Author)
Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker. She has written several books including Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History, The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Joe Gould's Teeth, and These Truths: A History of the United States.

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