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  • Written by Alan Taylor
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780679773009
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William Cooper's Town

Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic

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An innovative work of biography, social history, and literary analysis, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book presents the story of two men, William Cooper and his son, the novelist James Fennimore Cooper, who embodied the contradictions that divided America in the early years of the Republic. Taylor shows how Americans resolved their revolution through the creation of new social forms and new stories that evolved with the expansion of our frontier. of photos.
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Born and raised in Maine, Alan Taylor teaches American and Canadian history at the University of California, Davis. His books include The Divided Ground, Writing Early American History, American Colonies, and William Cooper’s Town, which won the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes for American history. He also serves as a contributing editor to The New Republic.

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"Marvelous....Taylor's intellectual grasp never fails."--The New Yorker

Awards

WINNER Pulitzer Prize
WINNER Bancroft Prize
WINNER 1996 Albert J. Beveridge Award (AHA)

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