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The American Enlightenment, 1750-1820

By Robert A. Ferguson (NHC Fellow, 1994–95)

American Enlightenment; American Revolution; American Literature; American History; Thirteen Colonies

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997

From the publisher’s description:

This literary history of the American Revolution captures both the competition and the correspondences of religious and political conviction in the new nation. Robert Ferguson’s trenchant interpretation of Enlightenment thought reveals a forgotten tension in early republican writing, and the result is a new understanding of a pivotal but elusive period in American culture.

History / Literature / Literary Criticism / American Enlightenment / American Revolution / American Literature / American History / Thirteen Colonies /

Ferguson, Robert A. (NHC Fellow, 1994–95). The American Enlightenment, 1750-1820. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.