The Americans: The Colonial Experience (Paperback)

The Colonial Experience

By Daniel J. Boorstin

Vintage, 9780394705132, 448pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 1964



Winner of the Bancroft Prize
In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present.

About the Author

Daniel J. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience, and The Democratic Experience) that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. He died in 2004.