The Cultural Life of the American Colonies

By: Louis B. Wright

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Book Details: 320 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


A sweeping survey of 150 years of colonial history (1607-1763), this volume offers authoritative, perceptive views on developments in religion, literature, education, and social thought. Written with wit and panache by a brilliant scholar and specialist in the colonial era, it covers such topics as the colonies' agrarian society and leadership; influence of non-English elements; variety of religions and zeal for education; reading habits and the desire for learning; literary production in the North and South; drama, music, and other diversions; architecture and the decorative arts; scientific interests and observations; and much more. Unabridged republication of a Harper & Row paperback reprint of their original 1957 edition. 33 black-and-white illustrations.
320 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications


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Authoritative and perceptive, this sweeping survey covers 150 years of cultural evolution in colonial America, from 1607 to 1763. Developments in religion, literature, education, and social thought receive a thorough analysis, enlivened by a blend of wit and panache that captures all the excitement of forming a new civilization.
Written by a distinguished scholar and educator who served as director of the Folger Shakespeare Library and specialized in the colonial era, this volume addresses a broad array of topics: the region's agrarian society and leadership; influence of non-English elements; variety of religions and zeal for education; reading habits and the desire for learning; literary production in the North and South; drama, music, and other diversions; architecture and the decorative arts; scientific interests and observations; and many other fascinating subjects.
"A significant contribution to early American history that will be appreciated alike by the amateur and the professional." -- American History Review.

Title: The Cultural Life of the American Colonies

Author: Louis B. Wright

Categories: Life & Times, Colonial,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486422232

ISBN Number 13: 9780486422237

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 320 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 422232