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Visions of Paradise: Glimpses of Our Landscape's Legacy
The American Revolution gave birth not just to a new nation, but to a new landscape. America was paradise to its native inhabitants, while to the colonists, it was an unlimited land of opportunity, a moral and physical wilderness from which they could create paradise. Powerful people like Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton struggled to shape it to their opposing visio ...more
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by University of California Press
(first published March 16th 1999)
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Not a book to curl up with a cup of cocoa. Book takes reader on a journey through the development and colonization of the United States from early colonial expansion to 20th century post war era. Transformation of the American landscape by settlers can reflect religious practices and social-economic growth.