Demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism.
About Richard Hofstadter
Born in 1916, Richard Hofstadter was one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals of the 20th century. His works include The Age of Reform, Anti-intellectualism in American Life, Social Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915, The American Political Tradition, and others. He died in 1970.
" A brilliant interpretation of Colonial society on the eve of the Revolution." --David Herbert Donald, Commentary