America At 1750: A Social Portrait

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America At 1750: A Social Portrait

Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage Books
Copyright: 1971
Pages: 320
Cover Price: $ 12.95

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Hofstadter's book demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism by focusing on the status of the colonists in 1750, just following the Great Awakening.

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Religion brought some of the first English colonists to the New World and religious variety has been a national hallmark. The Great Awakening was a revival in religious interest in the colonies for several years from around 1740.