William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic (Paperback)

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Description


An innovative work of biography, social history, and literary analysis, this Pulitzer Prize-winning book presents the story of two men, William Cooper and his son, the novelist James Fennimore Cooper, who embodied the contradictions that divided America in the early years of the Republic. Taylor shows how Americans resolved their revolution through the creation of new social forms and new stories that evolved with the expansion of our frontier. of photos.

About the Author


Alan Taylor is professor of history at the University of California at Davis. He is the author of "William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic," which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for History and the Bancroft Prize in American history.
Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He has been awarded the Bancroft Prize, Parkman Prize, and a "Los Angeles Times" Book Award, among other honors.

Praise For…


"Marvelous....Taylor's intellectual grasp never fails."--The New Yorker

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679773009
ISBN-10: 0679773002
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: August 27th, 1996
Pages: 576
Language: English