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A Renegade History of the United States

A Renegade History of the United States
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781416576136
  • Druk: 1
  • juli 2011
  • 400 pagina's
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This provocative perspective on America&;s history claims that the country&;s personality was defined not by the ideals of the elites and intellectuals, but by those who throughout have lived on the fringes of society history&;slaves, immigrants, gangsters, and others who challenged the conventions of their day.

&;Raucous, profane, and thrillingly original, Thaddeus Russell&;s A Renegade History of the United States turns the myths of the &;American character&; on their heads with a rare mix of wit, scholarship, and storytelling flair&; (Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You and The Invention of Air ).

An all-new, stunning, and controversial story of the United States: It was not &;good&; citizens who established American liberty, declares Thaddeus Russell, but &;immoral&; and &;degraded&; people on the fringes of society whose subversive lifestyles legitimized the taboo and made America the land of the free.

In vivid portraits of renegades and their &;respectable&; adversaries, Russell shows that the nation&;s history has been driven by clashes between those interested in preserving social order and those more interested in pursuing their own desires. The more these accidental revolutionaries&;drunkards, prostitutes, gangsters, unassimilated immigrants, &;bad&; blacks&;persevered, the more American society changed for the better.

This is not the history taught in textbooks or classrooms&;this renegade book will upend everything you believe about the American past.

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
juli 2011
Aantal pagina's
400 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur(s)
Thaddeus Russell
Uitgever
Free Press

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9781416576136

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
317 g
Studieboek
Ja
Verpakking breedte
139 mm
Verpakking hoogte
27 mm
Verpakking lengte
218 mm

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