American Exceptionalism: The Effects of Plenty on the American Experience
By: Arnon Gutfield (author)Hardback
1 - 2 weeks availability
In general, all societies have evolved from a background in which people were many and resources were few. Thus the creation of their ideas, values, and institutions needed to adjust to that reality. The unique history of the United States, however, makes it an exception. There people were few but resources were endless. Thus, American traditions, values, ideas, and institutions which were of European origin had to undergo major transformations. The reality of plenty is thus the key to understanding the uniqueness of American civilization.
Contents: Foreword by Professor Aviam Soifer; Preface; Europe Dreamt and America Realised the Enlightenment, or Did It?; American Exceptionalism and the Forces that Maintain It; The Unique Nature of American Political Violence; The Deprivation of Indian Sovereignty; Genocide, North American Style; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Number Of Pages:
- ID: 9781903900086
- Saver Delivery: Yes
- 1st Class Delivery: Yes
- Courier Delivery: Yes
- Store Delivery: Yes
Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly
© Copyright 2013 - 2017 WHSmith and its suppliers.
WHSmith High Street Limited Greenbridge Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, SN3 3LD, VAT GB238 5548 36