An entrepreneur, a writer who wanted to depict an ideal society, a dramatist who tried to reconcile high aesthetic standards and populism, and a Connecticut Yankee who ran into the contradictions of conservatism and liberalism--each of the four men depicted in this book had a vision of what kind of society post-Revolutionary America should be. Through portraits of these bellwether figures, the prize-winning historian Joseph J. Ellis examines the currents that were shaping the new country.
- ISBN-13: 9780393322330
- ISBN-10: 0393322335
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Publish Date: March 2002
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
- Page Count: 274