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The Story of America: Essays on Origins

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In The Story of America, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories--from John Smith's account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address--to show how American democracy is bound up with the history of print. Over the centuries, Americans have read and written their way into a political culture of ink and type. Part civics primer, part cultural history, The Story of America excavates the origins of everything from the paper ballot and the ...

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The Story of America: Essays on Origins
2013, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691159591

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The Story of America: Essays on Origins
2012, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691153995

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