The Economic Mind in American Civilization: 1606-1865, by Joseph Dorfman
As America moves toward its “manifest destiny,” its statesmen and thinkers are striving to redefine a sense of national interests and national ideals so as to present some coherent image to the world and to the historians of the future who will chart the lifelines of empire. There has been an agitated quest for an American heritage. The past few years have seen a search for American roots, a reawakened national consciousness, and a carrying forward into our times of the ideas of many early Americans.
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