History and Progress: In Search of the European and American Mind
Praeger, 1989 - 442 páginas
The idea of progress forms the core History and Progress. Mathiopoulos shows that faith in progress and the desire for a better world have been the major stimuli for historical change in the modern world. She describes how Europe gave birth to this idea and throughout history became largely disenchanted with it. In contrast, the United States inherited this concept and has utilized it for over 200 years to maintain its sense of identity and self-awareness. History and Progress explains not only how the idea of progress inspired the founding of America, but how the concept provides momentum for the historical development of the nation to the present. In short, the 'American Dream' preserved the progressive optimism projected by the Enlightenment in the United States, even when it had since disappeared from European historical thought.
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For the Americans , nothing fundamental changed in the legitimization and practice of governing The leaders of the American Revolution were by no means united in their opinion of the meaning and importance of the Revolution .
344 346 Finally , several other important political factors distinguish the French and American revolutions from one another . First , the United States , unlike France , had an administrative , or almost ideological , continuity .
They articulated the interests of the farmers of the Midwest and South in particular , but also of the West and Southwest , demanding cheap credits and railroad cargo rates , as well as higher prices for their most important products .
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