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Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter

By Richard Hofstadter

Original 12 months of publication: 1962; 1963

"The such a lot complete, succinct, and well-written one-volume remedy of the topic now available."--Walter Laqueur

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life was once provided the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. it's a e-book which throws gentle on many positive aspects of the yankee personality. Its problem isn't really in simple terms to painting the scorners of mind in American lifestyles, yet to claim anything approximately what the highbrow is, and will be, as a strength in a democratic society.

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27 The federal regulation of foreign trade was a primary source of Creole dissatisfaction. The Embargo Act of 1807, the Non-Â�Intercourse Act of 1808, and various customs duties all deÂ�fined a legal line between the “internal” economy of the United States and the global economy of the late nineteenth century, dividing the Valley from the global economy by inscribing across the mouth of the Mississippi a line between the inside and the outside. S. national sovereignty represented by the Louisiana Purchase material, in the form of economic practice.

Lafitte cast his lot with the Americans; even more imÂ�porÂ�tant, the British naval captain responsible for landing the imperial artillery on the battlefield disembarked on the wrong side of the river. S. Army, then as the military governor of Florida, and fiÂ�nally as the president of the United States—supervising the ethnic cleansing and racial pacÂ�iÂ�fiÂ�caÂ�tion of the southeastern United States. His first target was the Seminole nation in Florida, a hybrid group composed of various Native, African, African American, and European refugees, whom Jackson began to root out in 1817.

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